A man who quit his job to travel the world about one year ago is still at it -- and he’s still comforting his mother each step of the way.
Jonathan Kubben Quiñonez, from Brussels, checks in often via social media -- you can find him @momimfine on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook -- so that people can follow along in his travels and see what he’s up to (and the latest ways he’s reassuring his mother).
For some back story, it was March 2016 when Quiñonez, an entrepreneur with degrees in international business management and communications, felt as if he were in a rut. Working as a consultant at the time, he stayed up late one night watching inspirational videos online, including a powerful TED talk that he said changed everything.
On Quiñonez’s 27th birthday, he gathered his family and friends to announce a life-changing decision: He had quit his job, sold his car and bought a one-way ticket to travel the world. The very next day, he landed in Cuba and took his first step into the new chapter of his life, according to his website.
Quiñonez said his mom has always encouraged his passion for adventure, but of course, as a mother, she’ll always worry.
Quiñonez wanted to find a simple way to reassure her -- so the signs below represent that solution.
When I invited my mother, she wanted to discover the way I like to travel. She enjoyed discovering new cultures but wasn't really a fan of my love for adrenaline so I secretly took this picture on the cliff. Sorry Mom :D I would like to say thank you to @nrjbelgique for believing in me and the future projects of "Mom, I'm fine" "Giving" and "sharing" have always been keywords for this project, this will take another dimension thanks to you #momimfine #travel #nusapenida #bali #indonesia #asia #crazy #sun #happy #view #cliffhanger
Indonesia is outstanding! I stayed there for a month and I haven't even seen 10 percent of it! This is one of the 17.504 islands of the country. If you want to see the same, (with the pink beach and the dragon of Komodo island), I did a tour called @albacruiseflores and they were really nice. I also recommend to eat at the fish market on the island of Flores. Thank you @phabme for the amazing picture! #momimfine #travel #backpacking #indonesia #asia #sun #smile #happy #wonderful_places #wonderful_location #tourtheplanet #passionpassport
These people are the famous "acrobatic" fishermen of Inle lake (Myanmar). One day, because of climate change, this tradition might disappear. The temperatures have been rising significantly in this region during the last few years, which affected the depth of the lake and the reproductive cycle of fish. I am happy I was able to see it, I hope next generation will be able to do so too. #momimfine #travel #myanmar #burma #asia #inlelake #climatechange #fishing #cop21#backpacking #traveler
Also on Quiñonez’s website, you can view how many people are checking in with him on social media, and view a map to see everywhere he’s traveled so far.
Now you tell us in the comments section: Best son ever, or would you still be having a heart attack daily if this were your son?