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Andy Christian Castillo

Andy Christian Castillo

Andy Castillo covers the South County beat for The Recorder, a newspaper in Franklin County, Mass. He's also a staff writer at GoNOMAD Travel, a large online travel writing publication. When he's not writing, Andy enjoys powerlifting, travel and local craft brews.

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Recent Travel Stories

Mexico: Volunteering at El Rancho Del Rey
An Orange Tree in a Field of Flowers I was driving with a friend, Norm,

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South Dakota: When My Bus Was Cancelled
I was on the tail end of a Greyhound backpacking trip around the United States, meeting interesting people and hitching

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Brussels
Adventure in Brussels
After fifteen minutes of walking, the city’s business district gave way to rundown restaurants and boarded up windows. The street

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Crashing in the night
At night, back roads along Nova Scotia’s southern coast are treacherously dark and terrifyingly narrow, especially when fog rolls in

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Bus terminal portals
The seeds of my obsession with traveling by bus were sown more than a decade ago in 2006, when I

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Northampton
Can’t bottle up home
As evening sunlight fades, the charming city comes alive with twinkling lights, like those shining on the Smith College sign

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I am a Byproduct
Dad would pull the pallet onto the work floor with a hand jack and slap down another in its place.

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The House of the King
El Rancho Del Rey is a bright light that shines through the dust. Just off the highway in the middle

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About Andy Christian's blog

About This Blog 

Hi there! Here, you'll find travel-inspired stories, thoughts on life, spiritual writing, and poetry. This is a catch-all blog, centered around adventure. My life can't be contained in one category, because I've experienced too much of it. From military firefighting, to drawing caricatures professionally, photographing in nightclubs, travel writing, and journalism, I have an incredibly diverse background. So have a look around, and read destination guides, reviews, watch videos, and learn tips and tricks I've picked up along the way. There are also curated fine art and travel photography galleries. I hope my blog's diversity will inspire you to expand your own horizons and pursue your dreams!