Like an angel from heaven my friend Antonio came to me with an amazing opportunity to become an independent travel agent. I’ll be up front, because of my love for vacations and blogging he had my ear as soon as he said travel. After hearing him out and going over the process I signed up and launched my own travel portal where you, your friends, and family can now book flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. That’s right! You can now book travel on caseynolan.com & booking is simple. Click on the Book Travel button on the menu bar above or click here to start planning your next trip. Also, please leverage the information and blog posts on my site to get ideas, and you’re always welcome to reach out to me by email to ask any questions. Happy travels!
One year ago today I was on a flight home from Sydney, Australia to join my colleagues at Tesla to sell through the holiday season and try to reach a new milestone in sustainable energy. A month and half later I was laid off with a severance and decided to capitalize on the separation by taking another trip to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Bali Indonesia, and Singapore. When I returned I had another job working from home and I was let go from that company after just 3 weeks. So I decided to take my dad to Costa Rica and visit my friends Keith, Tim and Veronica and their kids. When I returned from this trip I had another job waiting that lasted through the summer and I got to go to Venice, Florida for training. Needless to say this company dissolved and I received another severance. It was after this layoff I realized God was trying to tell me something and I knew it was time for another trip. This time around the world. I reached out to friends I knew around the planet and asked if I could visit them.
My dream was coming true, I got responses from Gökay Akin in Turkey, Ehab Maher Maamoun in Egypt, Annie Vu in England, and Mayko Chwen Wang in France. I wasn’t able to see all of them due to scheduling conflicts, but I did have the blessing to see Gokay and Ehab on two of the most epic journeys I have ever experienced. I coined this trip the World Tour where I would document as much of my trip as possible and eventually put together a novel. I also took thousands of photos that I will edit and share with the world because this was my wish come true. I traveled to 12 different countries including England, Wales, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, The Vatican, Turkey, Egypt, The United Arab Eremites, Thailand and Singapore. I took 16 flights, 2 trains, 2 ferries, 2 speed boats, numerous taxis, ride shares, buses, subways, and walked hundreds of miles around the world.
Below you will find photos of my last year with pictures of my friends and places I have been. Please enjoy them and remember the moral of my story is life isn’t always what it appears to be, opportunities present themselves in many different ways. It’s a choice we have when we decide what we do with our time. Choose wisely and you can also make your wish come true.
It’s been a dream of mine to dedicate my life to travel and build on my experiences while developing my blog and adding to my collection of photos, now you can take part in my journey! I have created a Gofundme page and you can donate by clicking this link. I appreciate contributions of all sizes and no donation no matter how big or small will go unnoticed. Thank you for making my dream come true!
If you visit Sydney, Australia, chances are you are going to want to visit a beach. The most popular beach is none other than Bondi Beach. I found a great deal on Airbnb and our host’s name was Joseph. Joseph’s place is perfect access to the world renowned Bondi Beach. Walking distance to all the shops and tourist spots, it has everything you need. It is a bit of a hike up the stairs to the apartment, but well worth the exercise when you get to take a look at the views from the window. He is a great host and provided everything we needed on our trip. Take a look at the photos below and click on the links if you would like to rent the place we stayed in.
The Meriton Suites World Tower is an absolute gem of a hotel. Located in the heart of Sydney and walking distance from the museum station, this hotel offers spectacular views of the city, large suites, a pool and Jacuzzi, weight room, and close proximity to shopping and everything else you might need on your trip. I stayed here 2 nights with a friend and it was absolutely perfect. You can find discounted rates on this web site and book directly through the hotel. We saved an additional 15% off of our stay last week.