A Crazy Year of Travel

For me, one of the best parts about living in Europe is being surrounded by so many different amazing places and cultures, separated only by short flights and reasonable train rides. I have been extremely lucky to visit places that some dream about visiting their entire life. Every trip I take fuels my desire for the next, and I hope that it will never end.

I find that as I explore more corners of the Earth, I’m not only learning more about the world, but also more about myself. The most important thing to be gained from travel, in my opinion, is perspective. I believe it is absolutely essential to be able to see the world from as many angles as possible (literally). It has been an incredible experience to see how life unfolds for a wide range of people, however, I know that there is a whole world still yet to be seen for me.

For my next adventure, I’m considering Stockholm, Helsinki, Budapest and Vienna 🙂 I’ve also been challenged to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, which I hope to complete in June 2017!

Major cities I visited in 2016

Paris, France

Copenhagen, Denmark

Munich, Germany

San Sebastián, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Palma, Mallorca

Amsterdam, Netherlands

London, U.K.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Islamorada, Florida

Montreal, Canada



Posted by Marcus Ginyard

Marcus Ginyard is an American professional basketball player from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ginyard has played 10 seasons of professional basketball in Europe since graduating, and is now playing in France for Limoges CSP.

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