I’m Victor the storyteller of the Brookidge blog. The blog is to inspire travel, experiences, and adventure.
brookidge.com isn’t a typical blog… whilst I write about travel and adventure, I also share tips about photography and the outdoor community.
“I strongly believe life is meant to be experienced, not just dreamed about or put aside for another day”
It all began 38 years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I was born into an immigrant family. When I was 5 the family took off for a week on a car camping trip through New Hampshire…
At 9 years old we went to the Azores, we lived modestly and didn’t have expensive cars or a super fancy house.
My first experience traveling without my parents I was 13, I traveled to New York City for a few days with a local church group. New York was dirty, loud, and people surrounded us. I vowed right then that I wanted to live in the city. That year our annual seventh-grade school trip was to Mt. Monadnock, it was my first time on a hike, I loved it.
In the years that followed, I attended college, worked as a Chef for several years, purchased a condo in the city, and unfortunately didn’t do much traveling. After an injury at the age of 28 sidelined me from working in the kitchen, I decided I wanted to go back to school, and two years later at the age of 30, I finally made good on the promise to myself to move to New York City.
While in New York I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, getting a degree in Marketing & Communications. It was in New York through volunteering and working with some non-profits that I was able to travel to India, London, South Africa, Trujillo, Peru, Barcelona Spain, and Istanbul.
I knew one thing for sure though, I found my happiness when traveling and exploring the outdoors… when standing at the summit of a mountain, capturing an epic sunset, and experiencing the solitude of the wilderness. For me, it was always about the adventures taken and the experiences to look forward to.
“Travel is something that fuels my soul and makes me happy… everyone should do the thing that makes them feel that way”