Who is TravelVince?

🇧🇷 A versão em português deste post ainda está na minha cabeça.

Early days around the world

🇬🇧 Thanks for clicking your way here to find out who I am. First and foremost, I am an avid traveler from Brazil who enjoys sharing information and stories online. My name is Vicente, but I like when people call me Vince. A curious kid, I had pen-friends, stamp collections and read the National Geographic before going to bed. I have been to over 100 countries, lived in six and speak a few languages. Well, 6. I love books, radio shows, food, flat whites and red wine. I also love visiting my friends, who live everywhere from Argentina to Japan. I consider myself a shy guy but get me talking, and I won’t stop.

The blossoming of a world traveler 😉

YOUNG YEARS

My life as an explorer started as a kid traveling with family to Uruguay and the USA. Before I turned 18 my brother and I had a Southeast Asia adventure. At 19 I moved to Switzerland to study Hotel and Tourism Management. By train, I visited almost every village in and around the Alps. Out of my two compulsory internships, one was in London, working at an immense Heathrow Airport hotel, the other at Walt Disney World as part of the Grand Floridian Hotel team.

Living in London at 20 was great, but working at a Heathrow hotel was quite miserable.

Boarding cards and other travel paraphernalia

After graduation, I drifted in and out of jobs in Guatemala, the Maldives and Brazil until finding a position at One Aldwych in London. Berlin and Barcelona were also home in Europe until I came across Emirates Airlines in Dubai. For three incredible years, continents were just details on a map.

The coffee, tea or me lifestyle allowed me to be everyhwere on the blink on an eye.

HOME CALLS

One fine day around 2007 I decided to try my luck in Brazil. The country was booming, the family calling and two friends were looking for a partner to open a branded content and publishing agency. Ten years on, Pulp Editions have published over 25 travel guides and started two travel blogs, one morphing into TravelVince. Nowadays Pulp does social media for some corporate clients while my role there has morphed into Accounts and Finance, so I can have more free time to write and travel.

The aim of TravelVince is to have readily available travel information I harvest from different sources such as my adventures, friends’ tips, beautiful Instagram feeds, informative guides and resourceful magazines. With my new forays into agriculture and organics, there is also an area for exchange of information on that topic. I had to adapt to the site’s architecture, therefore there is a city called Agro & Organic.

I have not been an avid social media person as of late. I prefer to share my travels and thoughts with those like you, who come over here because you are curious. One of my current dreams is to start writing longer travel articles and to develop a readership. So thanks for reading.

Enjoy the site and happy travels and let me know if you want more info on a certain destination.

Yours,
Vince

I love visas, stamps, and passports