If you’ve stumbled upon this page, you were probably lost intrigued or hopefully, inspired. Since online introductions are ever so cheesy, I’ll start us off.

Hi, I’m Paul.

Or if you prefer: Bonjour, je m’appelle Paul. hallo, ich bin Paul. Hola, me llamo Pablo. Здравствуйте, Меня зовут павел.

A little about myself? Well, I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Growing up, I developed a passionate love for travel. The older I became, the more I yearned to experience places BEYOND UTAH.

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Starting in 8th grade, I began taking trips (sans my family) across the continental US. In September of 2014, I left everything I knew and moved to Moscow, Russia to teach English for 4 months. During my 100 days in Moscow, living abroad went from yearned day dream to my everyday reality. In August of 2015, I set off for Paris, France where I worked as an “au pair” (nanny) for a year. I’d describe myself as adventurous, clever, brave, optimistic, compassionate and I honestly do try my best to stay humble. Beyond Utah is the virtual chronicles of my travels from country #1 to country #22 (country count below). Tag along on any of my platforms and feel free to say hello! I’m not your typical traveler, and in sharing my tips and tricks, I hope to inspire a little more wanderlust in each of you.


Vilnius, Lithuania December 2014


Country Count: 20

#1 USA (born & raised)

#2 Russia (lived 4 months)

#3 Lithuania

#4 Lativa

#5 Finland

#6 Estonia

#7 Sweden

#8 Norway

#9 Denmark

#10 Italy

#11 Vatican City

#12 The Netherlands

#13 Switzerland

#14 Germany

#15 France (lived 12 months)

#16 Croatia

#17 Bosnia & Herzegovina

#18 Montenegro

#19 Belgium

#20 England

#21 Luxembourg

#22 Monaco

How do I afford to travel? Read this. Version 2.0 coming soon.

Last updated May 23, 2016.

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