Hi. We’re Justin and Maria. Welcome to In Search of Wonder.

A travel blog dedicated to dreamers and adventurers. A resource for those who yearn to see the world and all of the inexplicably awe-inspiring, breath-taking beauty it holds.

In Search of Wonder - Justin and MariaIn Search of Wonder was born at 3:48am on an ordinary Tuesday. Unable to sleep, Maria looked at me in desperation and said “let’s do it.” “It” was our long talked about, dynamic, impossible dream of leaving all of the safety and comfort of our home and careers to travel the world. We had talked about it for years. We had researched it on every travel blog we could find. We had dreamed about it while continuing our regular working lives. Because it was a gamble. It was intimidating. It was impossible… Right?

The truth is, it was not easy, but saying those words and committing to our dream was the hardest part. We all say we want to travel, but when push comes to shove, our fear defeats us. Maria and I are no different. We dreamed of travel for years, but were so rooted in our daily lives, our possessions, our careers. We believed they brought us happiness, but at 3:48 in the morning, there’s nothing left but honesty. And honesty said “We need to travel. We need to experience the world. We need to do it while we are young.”

Have you ever had the same internal fight over and over again between what you dream of doing and what the world expects of you? If so, then you are in the right place. Have you ever laid awake at night, planning a travel route through South America, only to wake up in the morning to the reality of a job that you are bored with, in a city that doesn’t excite you? We’ve been there. We escaped it. We want to help you escape it too.

Come with us as we travel the world. Let your dreams of travel run wild in your imagination. Together we’ll make them real. I promise you won’t regret it.

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