On Traveling

Published Date Author: , November 4th, 2014

Berlin Sweepstakes

I started writing travelsofadam.com one autumn day in Boston five years ago. I remember that first month of travel blogging well, just after a trip to Iceland that changed my life. I was working full-time for one of the world’s largest book publishers and spending my evenings at various cafes writing, editing and learning all that I could about blogging and online marketing. Everything about it was exciting and exhilarating. As I was saving up my money for more future travels and planning dream holidays, I was also learning new skills, practicing old ones, and spending a lot of time daydreaming about destinations all over the world.

At that point in my life I was already fairly well-traveled. Especially considering I’d spent a year of my life studying abroad in Australia and the UK. But at age 25 it’d already been three years since I’d left on an international trip. I started the blog as a way to share my travel tips. I’d already been a long-time Twitter user but 140 characters just wasn’t enough space to share everything I had to say about traveling.

Five years later, travelsofadam.com has become more than I ever imagined. Every day I receive emails from other travelers looking for personal tips or advice, asking questions about Berlin, how to live abroad, what to do in foreign cities and how to save up for trips. I love hearing inspiring stories from other travelers and seeing how this little blog (that started in a JP Licks ice cream store) has inspired others to travel now, not later. Traveling has had an empowering effect on me, forcing me out of my comfort zone and changing my life in more ways than I can count.

And now, with a completely redesigned blog, I’m able to share the experience of a trip with one lucky reader. To celebrate five years of travelsofadam.com and the launch of my Hipster City Guides, I’ve partnered with airberlin and Visit Berlin to give one person (and his/her friend, mom, boss…) a trip to Berlin from the United States. With airfare for two people and four nights in a 3* hotel, you’ll get to experience the thrill of travel. Why Berlin, though? Well, besides the fact that it’s my absolute favorite city, Berlin is a wonderful place to be born again (and that is what traveling is all about).

Enter by 11/30/14 here.

This article was written by Adam Groffman, author of the internationally popular travel blog, Travels of Adam. Read more here: On Traveling.

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John Storck Maddox said on November 5, 2014, 7:26 am:

The last time that I visited Berlin was as a high school student in 1968, when obviously it was still a divided city. I was studying German in Vienna on a summer program and the first day in Berlin, I injured myself “playing touch football” on the rain soaked roof of our hostel- literally ran through a double plated glass door! So the only other memories I have of my brief stay in Berlin are of a hospital, doctor’s office and a Bierhalle!

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