California man quits his job and decides to travel the world
A daydreamer decided to walk out of his job as an accountant to go and travel the world after spending days sat at his desk longing to go and trek around the planet.
Freelance photographer and social influencer, Quin Schrock, 28, from Temecula, California, initially planned to go on a short road trip to satisfy his traveling urges but loved the lifestyle so much that he has never returned.
Through his stunning photography that he posts to 636,000 Instagram followers, Quin has been able to attract numerous brand partners who have helped him maintain his incredible lifestyle.
Daydreamer: Quin Schrock, 28, from Temecula, California, quit his job after longing to travel the world
Stunning: Because of his breathtaking photos, he has been able to attract numerous brand partners
The plan: he originally planned to do a six-month road trip but afterward, he never went back to work
Adventure: He said he would spend days at his desk longing for adventure
‘I was an accountant who spent my days dreaming of adventure,’ Quin recalled. Eventually, all the daydreaming convinced me that if I never got out and traveled I would regret it.’
‘I initially planned a six-month road trip to get the travel bug out of me, but it turns out that was just the beginning.’
‘Through photography and social media, I was able to gain a following and eventually attract some brands who wanted to work with me.’
Quin’s formative years helped bring forth his passion for the outdoors and adventure – leading him to take the road trip that would change his life.
Disappointment: He was convinced that if he never went out to see the world, he would regret it
Travel bug: He hoped that his road trip would be enough but that was ‘only the beginning’
Youth: Quin’s childhood helped bring forth his passion for the outdoors and adventure
The outdoor: Quin grew up in Southern California and spent most of his days surfing and skating
Nature: he attended college in Hawaii where he fell in love with hiking and camping
Beautiful moments: Thanks to Quin’s travels, he has been able to capture and make some amazing memories
‘I grew up in a city in Southern California and spent most of my days surfing and skating,’ he said.
‘I then moved to Hawaii to attend college and it was here that I really fell in love with hiking and camping in nature.’
‘After quitting my job, while on my road trip I passed through Seattle where I met a girl called Jess who is now my girlfriend of two-and-a-half years and travels everywhere with me.’
And although Quin loves his new lifestyle, he still faces ups and downs especially when it comes to what food he eats.
He said: ‘I’ve never found myself in dangerous situations, but I have got sick quite a bit, the toughest part for me is adapting to different food.’
Ups and downs: Quin loves his lifestyle but said the hardest adjustment has been the food
In love: After quitting his job, he met a girl called Jess who is now his girlfriend
Everywhere: Quin and Jess travel every where together and have been dating for almost three years
So far: The couple have visited 21 different countries including a lot of the Americas and Asia thus far
More places: There are still a lot of places Quin wants to go such as New Zealand and China
Recommend: Quin encourages others to live the lifestyle and to capture the places they see in amazing photos
‘So far, we’ve visited 21 different countries including a lot of the Americas and Asia. My favorite place by far is the Philippines but perhaps unlike a lot of travelers, I really didn’t like Thailand.’
‘There’s still so much I want to do though, the place I’m really focusing on at the minute that I’d love to visit are New Zealand, China and Switzerland.’
He encouraged anyone who wants to try the traveling lifestyle to do so as it has allowed him to capture some amazing moments.
‘I’d definitely recommend this lifestyle to anyone and to any budding photographers I’d encourage them to strive to capture different angles and get a unique style,’ he said.
‘Be consistent and most importantly make as many like minded friends as possible.’