The year of 2017 is going to be the year where I’ll be doing the most travelling I ever did, at least the most travelled distance combined, both professionally (heavily #wordpress related) and with the family, and it couldn’t be for better reasons. This gets me excited and motivated all year long, and it’s so good!

I read. I travel. I become.

… said Darek Wallcot, and that is what I also believe. Travel is the greatest school you can have, and for all the travelling I’ve already done, I can only say this is absolutely true… I’ve already experienced a bunch, god bless!

I found the featured image of this blog post, my current iPhone background picture, in Gary Vee’s collection – an idol to me, gives me daily shots of inspiration and motivation – and until I don’t have photos of my own to put in here, this fits like a glove! What a coindicende to find this!

So to give you an idea what’s ahead of me, this is the schedule for this year.

May 19th-21st – WordCamp Lisbon, Portugal [work]

This year’s edition takes place in Lisbon, and for the 3rd year in a row, I’ll be sepaking at the event, this time around all things about WooCommerce. It is always a pleasure to share my experience as a developer and all the knowledge we’ve collected with client / service work at my company hellodev. So pumbed, hope everyone enjoys it! Buy your tickets now!

May 29th – June 5th – Oklahoma City, USA [work]

There is only so little I can talk or write about this, I’ll do another blog post about this insane and exciting jorney when all is revealed. For the meanwhile, I can only say this: it’s going to be a blast! Can’t wait to share! Stay tuned!

June 14th – 17th – WordCamp Europe 2017 – Paris, France [work]

I’ve been to previous editions already, and it is by far the biggest WordPress related conference in the world. I can’t express enough how important, fun and exciting conference it is, with a lot of talks and tracks going on, side meetings, parties, just simply an amazing experience. If you’ve never been to such an event, please stop reading, right now, and go buy your tickets. This year’s edition is in Paris! What other excuse do you need?

Mid August – Madeira Island and Algarve [leisure]

We have two amazing group of islands in Portugal, and this year, instead of visiting yet another fabulous country with sunshine and beaches and great weather, we thought we wouldn’t let it escape from us again, the chance of finally visiting one of Portugal’s finest destinations, the islands of Madeira. More on this experience on a later blog post.

October – WooCommerce Developer’s Conference [work]

We wanted so badly to attend last year’s edition that we thought we couldn’t let this opportunity go by again. We’re still on the planning phase for this trip, but it is definitly going to happen. My area of expertise in WordPress is e-commerce, WooCommerce is the leading platform, tool, plugin, framework, whatever you want to call it. Staying informed about it, getting to know new people and exchange ideas, thoughts, opinions and experiences is what everyone should be doing about their passions. There’s no way we’re missing this year’s edition. Also, it’s a great way to get informed of what’s to come.

December – WordCamp US 2017 – Nashville, USA [work]

Last year I had the most amazing time of my live at a WordPress conference, where I got to meet so many amazing people and companies. On the top of the list, Cory and Matt, amongst other business owners, entrepeneurs and developers. If it wasn’t for this trip, most of this year’s activity wouldn’t be happening. Again, not much I can say for know, stay tuned! It’s all related!

December – New Year’s Eve – Azores, Portugal [leisure]

So with one island down the list, there’s still another group of beautiful islands, or archipelago, I want to get to know, the Azores. This completes my visit through all of Portugal, mainland and islands. I’ve been almost everywhere. What a better way to finish out what is going to be for sure, the best year ever!

Oh, and did I mentioned I wanted to document all this on video? Yest! I don’t know if it’s going to be somethig worth sharing and watching, but I’ve been doing some crazy things and experimets around Instagram stories and watching Gary Vee and all his speech about documenting vs creating, that I really wanted to give it a try. Let’s see how that turns out.

Hope I can bring you with me on this rollercoaster and share with you all the experiences and help me become…

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