While many of us have spent the majority of the past 6 months in our houses, making fewer plans than usual and traveling to fewer destinations (thanks, COVID19), we thought it would be fun to escape the current reality and catch up with Launcher and world traveler, Zach Deutsch. Zach has an extremely impressive globetrotting history and has visited all seven continents. Keep reading to hear more about Zach’s adventures and to get some inspiration for your post-pandemic travel plans.
When did you discover your passion for traveling?
I have always been a traveler, but when I met Darren things really picked up! He and his best friend set a goal to go to all seven continents in seven years. I met him a month before he left for his fifth, and I joined him for six and seven. I actually have done all seven continents while we have been together; 4 years. So, I technically did it faster than him!
How do you fit it into your busy schedule?
I (we) try to be strategic with vacation time and holidays to take big trips. Some Fridays I leave the office and go straight to the airport for a quick weekend trip.
How do you pick your next travel destination?
There’s so much out there to see and experience. The internet and social media give us new ideas. You can read an article or see a picture and say, ‘I want to do that’. Friends and family also give us great ideas and inspiration as well.
How does traveling help you in your role as an Account Executive?
I think traveling opens up your mind, gives you perspective and inspiration. Traveling gets you out of your bubble and exposes you to new sights, sounds and experiences. As an ad person, I think that travel introduces new ideas to our work.
What is your ultimate dream travel destination?
Maybe go to space? If I can get past the motion sickness!
Are there any people or brands or business owners that inspire you?
I follow a bunch of travel influencers/Instagram account. Those give me ideas for destinations, place to stay, things to do, etc. A few of my favorites:
What is your proudest travel accomplishment?
Having a stamp from each continent in my passport. Antarctica is my most prized!
What are you most looking forward to once life returns to normal?
Getting back on a plane and going somewhere. COVID-19 has shown us the little things we took for granted. A lot is up in the air (no pun intended), but hopefully we’ll be able to travel internationally soon.