Wanderlust Fund

The first thing you’re probably asking is, what on earth is “wanderlust?” Well, in short, it’s a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

With that in mind, Thank You for visiting my Wanderlust Fund page, because I know it means that you’re interested in helping! :D  Here’s how it works: If I can raise even just a little extra money through this website, I’ll be able to do some very specific things:

•      Give money to great organizations in the countries I visit. (I prefer small mom-and-pop places as opposed to large chains and corporate conglomerates) I also have the opportunity to volunteer at certain organizations in a variety of countries, but there are costs involved in getting there etc. I roll up my sleeves and support a great cause, and in turn, they feed me or put me up for the night (not to mention, teach me life-changing lessons I may not have been exposed to otherwise). I just need a little help getting there sometimes.

•      Keep this travel-blog website running as smooth as possible. (it takes a large amount of time and effort to do this)

Here are some of the ways you can help me:

1.     I’ve posted links to different products and services throughout my website. At the bottom of this page you’ll find a list of useful links to such online retailers as If you visit these sites using these links, a small commission from your purchases will be added to my Wanderlust Fund. You won’t be charged anything extra, but a little money is sent my way. That part is worth repeating: You won’t be charged anything extra, but a little money is sent my way. You get the item you were gonna buy anyways, and I get small monetary thank-you. Everyone wins :)

2.     A small donation goes a LONG way. If you’re in a giving mood, you can send me a small amount of money (or any amount for that  matter) and I’ll be sure to put it to good use. I’ll even send you a picture and small story of exactly how I used it and where.

3.     Travel Resources. Head over to my Travel Resources page and purchase my brand identity design workbook. As someone who has a desire to “learn on the move” or perhaps “think outside the box” in terms of alternative income sources from the everyday 9-5 grind, you may decide to start your own company that you can manage and run while on the road traveling. The autonomy and freedom of owning and running your own small business is extremely fulfilling. As a professional graphic designer (I started designing as an alternative source of income and have been transitioning it to become my primary source of income for the past 3+ years), I’ve helped well over a hundred start-up companies and organizations with their branding and marketing needs. I support over 100 companies in the Cincinnati area alone with their brand management, digital, and print marketing needs (business cards, letterheads, logos, signs, websites, posters, and MUCH more).

Here you can find practically anything and everything (most reputable online retailer in my opinion):

Alternate sources of income (if you want to travel and still earn money on the go, maybe starting a business of your own is a good option. With that said, I provide companies and startups of all sizes with professional branding and marketing services. Buy my e-workbook and get started with your own business!)

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GoDaddy – I use GoDaddy for ALL of my graphic design client websites as well as all of my own websites. The pricing is rock bottom, the service is top-notch, and the customer service and support is out of this world.

World Nomads travel insurance – covers medical expenses, emergency evacuation, security evacuation, trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, baggage and person effects loss, baggage delay, car rental collision coverage, accidental death and dismemberment, travel medical assistance & worldwide travel assistance. The prices are SUPER inexpensive and they have a wonderful website with TONS of great resources you can access 24/7.