Savannah Grace

#TRLT Tuesday Traveller – Brian Cicioni

Please give a warm welcome to today’s #TRLT Tuesday Traveller, Brian Cicioni.

As soon as Brian got his driver’s license, he started going to see his favorite rock bands and quickly realized that he wanted to spend as much time traveling as possible. After earning his bachelor’s degree, he started traveling overseas and has since visited 40 countries spanning 5 continents.

Brian at Ta Phrom (Tomb Raider) Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Brian at Ta Phrom (Tomb Raider) Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Q: Why do you like taking The Road Less Travelled?

A: As far back as I can remember, I always enjoyed being different. When I was younger I felt better about myself when I was listening to music that nobody else did. Nowadays, it feels great to travel to places that few others visit and eat what few others do. Taking the road less traveled is natural to me. Henry Rollins is one of the people I admire the most and one of my favorite lyrics of his is “swimming in the mainstream is such a lame dream.”

Q: What are your top 5 destinations?

A:

  1. New York
  2. San Francisco
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. London
  5. Boston

Q: What destinations are you most keen to visit?

A:  I’m an urban explorer who prefers cities. I enjoy using public transportation. For example, I did not have a car during any of my last three trips to California. I visit some rural areas as well, but it’s usually because of a specific historic site(s). For example, I’ve been to most of the presidential sites in the United States.

Q: Share the story of one of your favourite travel photos.Unisphere-5402x3601

A: It’s in my favorite city, probably our most international and it’s a globe. Looking at this reminds me of how much I still haven’t seen, but when I’m in New York, there’s no other place I would rather be.

Q: How did you find out about #TRLT Twitter Chat and what is it about the community and joining that you love most?

A: I think I found out about #CultureTrav first and that led me to #TRLT. Most of my life, I’ve taken the road less traveled, so it’s great to be part of a travel community dedicated to that. For example, my new favorite thing to do in Philadelphia is visit Cambodia Town, which most people have never heard of. Even though a few people seemed interested when I described it, nobody that I know personally has gone yet.

Q: What is the best piece of travel advice you can share?

A: If you are curious about a place, go there! The world is not as dangerous as the news portrays. Yes, bad things happen, but my biggest travel-related fear is getting into a car accident on the way to the airport. The best documentary film, travel show, etc. is no substitute for experiencing a destination first-hand.

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Brian at Angkor Wat

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Brian at Icebar Stockholm during TBEX Europe 2016

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Manhattan skyline shot from Long Island City East River Ferry Terminal in Queens, New York

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East River shot from Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens, New York

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7 train at Citi Field in Queens, New York

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Chilean street food at the Queens International Night Market in New York City

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Paraguayan restaurant in Queens, New York

Manhattan skyline from Court Square G-7 subway station in Queens, New York

Manhattan skyline from Court Square G-7 subway station in Queens, New York

Be sure to follow Brian on Social Media:

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Linkedin/Youtube/Pinterest/

Travelmasive/Stumbleupon/Yourshot/Website

If you LOVE travelling as much as we do and want to share your stories and pics with like-minded people join us today for our chat on BUILDINGS at 1pmNYC/6pmUK time on Twitter! Don’t forget to use the #TRLT hashtag. See you then!

For more info on how to participate in #TRLT on Twitter and what our upcoming topic and Qs are, click HERE

Stay tuned for next week’s interview with #TRLT Tuesday Traveller – Vicki Mattingly

Savannah Grace

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