Hi, I’m Rocky Trifari.

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

Hey, I’m Rocky! I’ve been blogging since 2013. For the past 9 years and counting, I’ve been sharing my craziest misadventures on The Rocky Safari while traveling the world. Blogging, backpacking, and birds are some of my greatest passions in life. For more, check out my About page!

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I gravitate toward birds (some call me a bird whisperer), but I enjoy being around all animals. My passion for nature and love for trying new things and exploring new places inspired me to create this safari-themed blog. In Swahili, safari means journey. Let’s see where ours takes us!

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As an introvert, I actually used to have a fear of solo travel. My hope is to help show other introverts and aspiring solo travelers how you can overcome those barriers, connect with nature, and embrace long-term travel too.

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

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. After graduating from college, I began using my expertise in blogging and e-commerce to help fund my trips. 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.

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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 my preferred travel style. It is not unusual for me to spend 30 days or longer in a new country. Still, I won’t pass up a shorter trip if the opportunity arises! 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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Why Do You Need Travel Insurance?

You’re booking a flight for your upcoming trip and as you fill out the form to buy the tickets, it …
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Overcoming Your Fears of Traveling Alone

As I cross off each passing day on my agenda, I can feel the anxiety settling in more and more. …
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3 Months Until I Leave to Travel: What Still Needs to Be Done?

Time is flying - and soon I will be too! In just 3 months, I'll be up and on my way to Greece! Come July,...
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I Bought a One Way Ticket To Greece at 3 AM

Can you believe it!? After months (years, even) of contemplation and uncertainty over going abroad for an extended period of …
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Buying a Digital Nomad Backpack: My Gregory Baltoro 75 GZ Pack

Choosing a travel backpack is no small decision. The backpack you select will hold all of your belongings and necessities- …
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About My Blog and My Plans for the Future

The Rocky Safari is a journey that started back in January of 2013. I was a high school student at the time and I had...
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