Patrick Casale | Travel Coach
“I love traveling, experiencing other cultures, foods, and sights. It truly allows us to become more culturally competent and connected to each other. It makes the world a much more interesting place, and takes away the fear of the unknown.”
There is no better feeling than when that plane touches down in a new city, a new country, a new continent. It is exhilarating and scary at the same time. I love the planning process of traveling. Finding off the beaten path restaurants that only locals go, or excursions that take me away from the hoards of people checking out the “mandatory sights.”
I believe that life is meant to be experienced, and that we spend too much time “doing” instead of “being.” I’d travel endlessly if I had the opportunity to do so.
I’ve always been drawn to other people, learning about their days and their routines, and what interests them. This probably led to my career as a therapist but also increased my love for travel and experience.
Wanderlust is a real thing. The desire to escape our everyday lives and to experience something new and exciting is sometimes what keeps us motivated to move forward.
In the last few years I’ve traveled to Ireland 5 times, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Tulum, Canada, and most of the continental United States. I’m currently planning friend trips to Germany and Japan.
I’m an avid, experienced world traveler as well as a licensed mental health and addictions therapist. I currently live in Asheville, NC with my wife Ariel and my Basset Hound. Before Asheville, I lived in upstate New York, in the Hudson Valley. I started traveling early on in life, going on cross country trips to New Mexico on an Amtrak with my mother.