Hi, I’m Rocky Trifari.

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“Safari” means “journey” in the Swahili language.

I have been travel blogging and documenting my journey through life for 9 years and counting. The Rocky Safari is where I share stories about my travels around the world while also keeping track of all the strange things that happen to me along the way. About Rocky.

The Rocky Safari features travel stories including my craziest mishaps and misadventures. It also shares my wild animal-friendship stories like Pancake the Chipmunk, Belle the Pigeon, the sparrows from Spain, and many others. In case you are new around here, I adore wild birds.

The Rocky Safari: A Bird Whisperer

Birding is a huge hobby of mine. In Spain, they called me “Señor Pajarero.” I hope to educate readers about how to connect with birds and love nature as it is. I’ve admired birds from a young age and interacting with wild birds is one of my absolute favorite things in life.

Helping Introverts Embrace Solo Travel

I may be an introvert at heart, but I love meeting people and stepping outside of my comfort zone. I am an INFJ personality type for those of you who are familiar with the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI).

From being stranded outside of the White House all alone at age 15 to getting lost inside of China’s Forbidden City in 2015, I have found myself in more unusual situations over the years than I’d care to admit. I graduated from university in 2017, began to plan my next steps, and decided that I really wanted to travel the world and learn how to make money online. In 2018, I spent a year backpacking throughout Europe. The following year, I relocated to Madrid, Spain where I lived while studying Spanish as a foreign language. I’m almost always on the move so be sure to check my page: Where I’ve Been.

Learn More About Long-Term Travel

I have a goal of visiting every country on Earth. While some travelers bounce around quickly from country to country, I tend to prioritize slower, long-term travel as a lifestyle. It is not unusual for me to spend 30 days or longer in a new country. Although I still have a long way to go before I reach my goal, I’m focused on enjoying the journey.

One thing I have realized over the years is that no matter where you are in the world, there will always be new and exciting adventures awaiting us in the places where we least expect them. Curiosity resides within all of us and it eagerly awaits the day we wake up and decide to embrace it. Now, it’s time to keep exploring. Come and fly with me!

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About My Blog and My Plans for the Future

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