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Introducing Hansen: Briefcase to Backpack in Mexico

Buenos días fellow backpackers! My name is Hansen and I am the newest addition to the GoBackpacking team of contributors. I hail from… well I'm not quite sure. Currently, I am writing on some virgin beaches in Mazatlan. Born and raised in San Diego and educated in Los Angeles, I guess you can call me a Southern Californian. Here are  few points to help you get to know me better, quick:

    Photo Credit: Hansen Hunt

  • I love craft brew and haven't decided if Portland or San Diego is the best beer town; I will have to drink more.
  • I'm tempted to change my middle name to Tequila. It's the finest spirit in the world, and I can teach you all about it.
  • Football was my life for 12 years but recently converted to Ultimate Frisbee; the most international and social sport.
  • Cuban cigars complemented by Cuban mojitos in Tijuana is one of my favorites.
  • Movies really suck me in, so I apologize if I don't respond to your talking when the flick is on.
  • My girlfriend Karen and I have been together for over 5 years, since the first week of college.

The travel bug is deep inside of me, and I have let it out a few times so far. Growing up, I only ever visited Mexico. In college, I continued visiting Mexico but also took off for a semester in Denmark studying International Business. I love Denmark, but will only ever go there during summer from now on (remember, I'm from So Cal). My girlfriend and I drove across the US and up the east coast for a fun summer trip. And now, I have been in Mexico for over 3 months and my plane leaves in 2 weeks to visit San Diego and move up to Portland. Travel is in my blood, and I am just beginning my adventures around the world.

For a short time, I forced that travel bug back down and took a desk job. I know what you're thinking…. dreadful. It took me almost 2 years to realize that and another 2 months to act on it. I booked a 1 peso flight down to Guadalajara, put in my notice, and sold almost everything I owned for some travel cash. I needed to get out and meet new people, places, and cultures. The mundane day-to-day life was killing my free spirit and it was time to let the travel bug back out. Here I am 5 months later writing for one of my favorite blogs, Of course my family wanted to keep tabs on me, so I naturally started my own travel blog.

My next step is to start my own business creating and selling Sustainable Travel Guides. I studied socially responsible business and have always been passionate about sustainable travel. On GoBackpacking, I plan on sharing my travel stories and tips along with a few funny posts about backpacking. Please feel free to contact me or follow me on a few social networks. This is just the beginning of my adventure, thanks for coming along.

Photo Credit: Hansen Hunt

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Shad Caverly

Friday 29th of October 2010

finally discovered somewhere with useful details. thanks alot and keep it coming :)

Hansen N Hunt

Tuesday 24th of August 2010

Thanks for the welcome!

Ladies Briefcase

Wednesday 30th of June 2010

I'll post the same information to my blog, thanks for ideas and great article.


Tuesday 29th of June 2010

Welcome to the team!!! You can never get rid of the travel bug once you have it. How cool to live in Mexico--it's a great country.


Saturday 26th of June 2010

Respect! Have a lot of fun!

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