My name is Ryan Jacobson, and I have been a middle school English and Social Studies teacher in Rhode Island, USA for the past sixteen years.
I received my Master's Degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016, and decided to make some use out of it, take a year off from teaching, and travel the world.
The idea of Venture Twelve started as an attempt to see if I could spend 12 days in as many countries as I could visit in 12 months, on a 12 thousand dollar budget. I quickly realized, however, that I enjoy the finer things in life a little too much to give them up for a year.
So the new idea of Venture Twelve was born... still spending 12 days in each destination, but four days will be spent on a tight budget, four days on a moderate budget, and four days in luxury.
So in July of 2018, Venture Twelve officially started. And in January of 2021 my travel memoir, "The Adventures of Mr. Brightside" was released and reached multiple best-sellers lists in the travel genre on Amazon.
I know people usually talk a little more about their interests in "About Me" sections , so you should also know that I really enjoy wine, competitive Reality TV Shows, and The Killers.
Thanks for taking the time to visit Venture Twelve, and please feel free to drop me a message if you have any comments, questions, or simply want to meet up for a beer on my next venture around the world.
Live Your List,