Twipper of the Year for 2014: Michael Hodson from GoSeeWrite.

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Michael celebrates his individuality through travel.  His first worldly excursion was in 2008, when he decided to take a trip around the world without boarding a plane.  This might sound daunting to some, but 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries later, he completed his journey.  Since then Michael has been addicted to traveling. His blog posts are full of great tips for finding activities off the beaten path in various countries, showing his desire to integrate himself into the culture and places he visits.  Read on for Michael’s travel update from 2014.

This past year has been anything but boring which is just the way I like it.

I travelled around some pretty neat destinations in Europe including Croatia, Ireland, and one of my favorite cities to visit, London. I went on a stunning road trip up the coast of California and spent a bit of time in Las Vegas. My favorite, as usual, was New Zealand. I simply cannot get enough of that place and should probably consider moving there someday.

One of the craziest things I did, which may sound pretty normal to some, is that I got an apartment in Austin, Texas. It’s been so long since I had a place to call home and now that I do, I find myself wondering things like, how did I live without a Bluetooth speaker? I have to admit, having a home feels pretty luxurious at times and although I miss my nomad life, it hasn’t slowed me down when it comes to traveling.  Don’t worry. I can’t stop.

I started a new company in the past year called Only In VR; the next huge thing in technology. It gives the ability to immerse yourself into a 360 degree environment. When you move your head, you can move throughout 3D space, feeling as if you are actually there in person. This company is my new baby and I’m lucky enough to be able to balance this with goseewrite.com and get the best of all worlds.

I will be heading to London and Scotland next. I haven’t been to Scotland in a long time so I am looking forward to it. I reached out to friends for travel advice, but if you know me, you know I’m probably going to wing it.