Welcome to Raymond Dufoy

Raymond Dufoy (a pen name) is a world-renowned travel writer and photographer. His Twitter account has over 50,000 ardent followers – and it reveals more secrets behind travelling and staying for free; it is updated many times daily with advice, free trips, hotels, resorts and airlines … and much more. Search Google for @Travel_For_Free You’ll have seen his videos on international TV and read his words online and in the newspapers – and seen his photographs online and in glossy magazines and in newspapers. He’s yet to reveal his real name.

Reading is one of the few activities left that allows individuals to have visions, experiences and emotions through their own sense of interpretation. It allows for a completely imaginary existence between the reader and the written word. We learn to read and interpret text at a very young age, many learning the alphabet before kindergarten. Most of us truly enjoy reading at this stage in our life – yet when does this turn awry? When can one pinpoint the moment they found reading a chore? Was it when we graduated from Dr. Seuss to global history text books? Or maybe, it was even before that. Maybe it was when we began to have to read text as an assignment and not as enjoyment. Anything assigned most likely loses its ability to be thought-provoking and fun at a young age.

Reading also allows for development of the mind. By reading, I am continuously learning about something new. Beyond this feeding my naturally curious personality, it also helps me understand real life situations better, as I have been given a view point that I did not have prior to reading. We have the interactive Internet to rely on now, and with all the links and advertisements that surround my article, I am surprised you are still reading it. Reading is the one activity that allows us to slow down in our fast paced worlds, even if just for a minute. And that’s good enough for me to continue reading.