Travel is simultaneously a deeply personal thing and a shared event. The friends made while traveling are not like the ones you grew up with and the connection to a place and a time is somehow stronger despite the distance. It’s hard to put into words what has attracted me to document the strange roadside attractions and out of the way destinations around the world but I think it boils down to the fleeting feeling that I won’t get to see it all.
Three weeks before my 23rd birthday I moved from Southern California to Seattle, and that’s really where my life of adventure began. I took my first international trip, met my wife, and started school there. If I hadn’t made that move I would have never backpacked South America, or spent my honeymoon in Vietnam. If I had not been adventurous enough to move away from the comfort of home, I would never have really known what it means to be at home wherever you are. While I have not traveled to all of the places that are listed in Buyoya.com, I hope to someday check each of them off my list.
While Buyoya.com has been my brainchild, a lot of people have been involved in creating the work here either directly or peripherally. Without their help in writing, researching, photographing, and editing, none if this would be possible. The inspiration for the work has come from a variety of places, and with the amazing world in which we live, I don’t think there will ever be a shortage of things to write about or places to see. Visiting, photographing, and sharing these amazing sites around the world have made all the hard work well worth it.
I hope you enjoy reading about the unique places around the world as much as we do.