Dan Fogarty on Travel and Life: Less Overthinking, More Serendipity

What I love about Dan's travel blog is that he's not really a "travel blogger." He's a brand consultant with a travel problem; a problem we should all wish to have. "Cool places. Good food. Nice sheets" is his tagline. Because he travels so much for work, and now for pleasure as well, he has a lot of favorites and tips to share with others. In fact, that's how we first met, via our mutual friend Shelly Kramer when I was on holiday and he had pop-up restaurant suggestions for me on the Mediterranean.

When friends turned to him for advice, he realized he was sending a lot of the same "you should go here," emails, so he launched You Should Go Here to act as a repository for it all. You have to pick your travel influencer based on your own preferences, and Dan and I hit it off immediately. You'll have to forgive us as we gush a LOT about playing in the mountains of Europe.

A quick step back: Dan Fogarty is a brand consultant who has created a flexible lifestyle that allows him to travel the world. He has worked for brands you just might have heard of: Chipotle, Potbelly, Dig In (originally The Pump in NY) and Noodles and Company.

Things we talk about:

  • Overthinking is overrated and by simply letting go just a tad of control and having faith, all will work out. Your career and your next adventure will be far richer for it.
  • The beauty and the risk of truly getting off the beaten path: Just because you’ve never heard of it, doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. 

What Dan didn't mention in the episode but sent me later: The whole region (in the Dolomites in Italy) is starting to market themselves as Sud Tyrol. (South Tyrol, as opposed to Tyrol in Austria)

Each has something like a ski map for summer trails, showing lifts, refugi (huts) and towns and the connections between everything:

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