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Ralph Velasco
Founder/Chief DRIFTER, The Continental DRIFTER®
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About me

Creator of the YouTube channel The Continental DRIFTER® where I discuss travel advice and photography tips (

I've authored several books, and I'm preparing to launch at least three new books on Amazon in the next month or so.

I'm a travel photography instructor and veteran international tour organizer. Since 2008, I've organized, scouted, and led more than 120 multi-week international tours around the world, including to Cambodia, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Spain, Tuscany, Morocco, Romania, Armenia, the Republic of Georgia, Lapland, Iceland, Turkey, Portugal, and others (plus, over 100 domestic tours in the U.S.).

I'm also a public speaker and have spoken at TBEX (Israel, Sweden, Ireland & Spain), the Travel & Adventures Shows (13 years running), IOETI conference in Cairo, Egypt, and many others.

Why did you join the community?

Would love to meet and network with other travelers who are nomadic and have or are starting YouTube channels and blogs.

What is your favorite travel destination?

The next one...but really, Cambodia, Portugal, Republic of Georgia and Romania are some of my favorites.

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Colombia, Uruguay, Tunisia, Japan, Laos, so many others...

What was your first travel job?

Travel photography instructor.

What do you want to learn more about?

Specific destinations, writing, vlogging, blogging, podcasting, YouTube, marketing, social media, SEO.

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Promotes world peace.