I am Derek Dellinger, a writer and beer brewer who suddenly found himself in the world of travel writing. My friends have tagged me as daring and adventurous because I delight in trying new things.
When I'm not working, I'm trying out new beer recipes at home or start travel. I enjoy brewing; it is one of the ways I show my adventurous side, which many people point out to me regularly.
My interest in traveling must have started when I took my food odyssey in the year 2014 to taste different kinds of fermented foods around the world. I visited many countries of the world and saw many beautiful places. Some years later, I felt the need to go on a hike. I packed my things into my car and took a four-month daytime hiking journey. Since then, I have been finding time to take trips, discover new places, and tell people about what I find out.
I am a writer by profession. I never actually had any educational background in tourism or travel, so I had no training or prior knowledge before starting. Before I took my first hike, however, I did thorough research and then went ahead to visit all these different places. For me, it was just about adventure. After I published my first book on hiking, I started getting invitations to write about traveling. I also have a book on beer fermentation. Meanwhile, my book on hiking was followed by other hiking books written to guide people who would want to take similar journeys.
My research involves traveling. I want to make it easy for people to try out new traveling ideas. I believe people should be able to dare new travel adventures. The fact no one has done it doesn't mean it can't be done.
My goal is simple. I just want to keep exploring new things and new places. That's what I want to do. I believe life should be adventurous. We only get to live once, and we should make the most of it.