ALOHA, MY NAME IS SINE AND I AM A TRAVELHOLIC!
WHO AM I?
My name is Sine Ranch. I’m born and raised in small (and a bit rainy and cold) but great Denmark in Scandinavia, which means that there is some real viking blood running through these veins of mine. I just made myself sound a lot cooler there, right? Fun aside. Growing up, I was never a big traveler. Being younger I was quite shy and not very outgoing. I didn’t like to meet new people, or at least I didn’t dare to! I was a late bloomer and I knew I had to start push my boundaries and get out of my comfort zone to evolve and be a more confident me.
WHERE DID IT START?
I took my first real trip overseas with a good friend right after high school. I had no real travel experience, and I remember how nervous I was when saying goodbye to my family at the airport. I was shaking nervously all over my body, and I was as pale as if I had seen a ghost. I remember that day as being one of the most terrifying moments ever! I was literally afraid that I was never going to see my family again. We went backpacking in the United States and Mexico for around 4 months, and that trip changed my life, and later my way of living. From that moment, I was hooked! All I wanted was to explore more of the world. So that’s what I did. It opened my eyes to travel and all the opportunities that comes with it. Traveling matured me as a person, taught me to be more outgoing and made me a more confident person.
After my first backpacker trip I wasn’t home for long. I ended up traveling for almost 3 years straight and I have been unstoppable ever since. I live and breath for traveling and I can’t imagine a life without it anymore.
I’ve travelled to many different places and thrown myself into so many different adventures already.
To just name a few adventures:
- Skydiving, Hawai’i
- Surfing, Panama
- Bungy Jumping, New Zealand
- Full Moon Party, Thailand
- Tubing, Laos
- Ziplining, Costa Rica
- Visited Active Volcano, Bali
- Scuba Diving in Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- Air Ballon Ride, Arizona
WHAT IS TRAVEL TO YOU?
To me travel is much more than a great adventure, and being able to tell great stories. To me, it’s about getting out of my comfort zone, immerse myself and try new things. I feel travel is a way to learn more about yourself and the world we live in. It’s school of life and I attend to keep educating myself for the rest of my life.
(PC: Phil Schlieder)
GreatWanderlust is a blog where I can share my everyday life on the Islands of Hawaii. It is furthermore a place where I can share all my travel experience and tips for you to get some travel inspiration. I wanted my blog to be available to as many readers as possible, which is why I have decided to write in English even though my mother language is Danish.
HAWAII AND WHY?
Doing my bachelor in Denmark I was so fortunate to be able to do a semester somewhere else, and if you know me just a little bit I’ll grab any opportunity I can to travel, so of course this was something I wanted to do. I ended up taking a semester on Hawaii, and I absolutely fell in love with the aloha spirit. When I came back home I had a serious post travel depression. Well, to be honest I do tend to fall into this depressing state more or less every time I return from somewhere, haha, but this time was different. After a lot of hair tearing and contemplating I decided to go back, and do my whole master degree here on Hawaii. So my answer to why? Because why not get an education while living in paradise?
A hui hou