About Me

My name is Alex and I like going places.  I’m a 31-year-old mixed breed of half Yankee and half Brit who was born in London but raised in Colorado.  My love for travel was sparked by a decision to study abroad in Belgium and the amazingly positive experience altered my reality permanently. Since University, I’ve taught English in Thailand, Panama and wandered across 60 countries.

I’ve chosen a different path for my life than most of my peers and my behavior is often pondered over for the better or worse. If I had to answer the popular question of why I do what I do my simple response would be that at this moment I find the acquisition of stories, lessons, and memories to be far more important than the pursuit of financial stability. To learn more about this philosophy and how it’s affected me, read my post on ‘Am I doing what a 26 year old should be doing?‘ I like inspiring others to travel so if you are on the fence about a potential adventure I’d be more than happy to convince you why you should.

If you want to know where I am now, Click Here to find out!


  1. Belguim! Top 5 – oh yes! Amazing country. I’m trying to write up my favourite spots and how to travel them on a budget, soon they will be on my blog!
    Love your blog, great posts.

  2. Belgium is my sister’s favorite place – she is always trying to convince me to go when she is bumming around its streets. I’m in the process of planning a Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore etc trip this coming year. Just gotta save up enough to get from DR to NY, and then halfway around the world. Shouldn’t be too tough… Love the blog Alex – keep up the entertaining posts.

  3. Check out Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia during rainy season, it is at the top of my list of places i want to go, a quick google image search will show you why.

  4. Subject: Interested in Guest Blogging?
    Would you be interested in writing a guest blog post on our blog, OneTravelBloggers.com ? We are a PR 3 blog whose audience enjoys reading anything about travel (e.g. “Best spots in Philly”, “Top 10 beaches in Spain”, “How to travel around Tokyo on a budget”, etc). And, of course, you’ll receive a FOLLOWED link to your blog or page of your choice.
    Please let me know if you’re interested. I think you’d be a great fit with our audience, and we’d also like to talk with you about other partnerships.
    Talk to you soon 

    • Tiara-
      Sorry its taken so long to get back to you I’ve been traveling through parts of the world where internet is scarce! I would love to write a guest post for you please feel free to contact me by email at alex@verenicoll.com

  5. Hi,
    We are Mark and Stefy, Italian travellers
    We have been impressed by your site and inviting you to visit ours: http://www.born2travel.it

    We were wondering if you are interested in a links exchange
    I mean: I could publish your link in my friends links and you could do the same with mine,if you feel like
    Let me know

    we would be honoured if you join our free and not boring newsletter

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