Traveler Michael Akerman is hottie of the week • Instinct Magazine

Instinct Hottie This Week Is Michael akerman, a 28-year-old nomad on a mission to travel the world and call every place his home. The world traveler enjoys living in their backpack and meeting people while soaking up the local color, culture and history.

If you follow Michel’s travels, you know that the gay traveler also likes to travel around the globe, spreading his strange sun (and his hairy chest) on the most beautiful settings in the world.

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It’s Michael Akerman’s commitment to travel that makes him this week’s Instinct Hottie.

Let’s get to know Michael Akerman a bit more:

INSTINCT: How did you start to travel?

MICHAEL AKERMAN: I grew up taking mini vacations with my family, but it wasn’t until I studied tourism in college that I saw travel as a career and a hobby. I first left the country for a study abroad program in the Bahamas in 2012 and that’s where it all started. I used to live seasonally in different parts of the major adventure travel tours in the world. My absolute favorite was rafting in the Appalachian Mountains!

INSTINCT: What do you like most about traveling?

MY : I love meeting new people from all over the world. History, culture, the outdoors… There is so much to see and learn, and the more I travel, the more I learn how unique each place is. I always like to stay in hostels just to have the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from different backgrounds.

INSTINCT: What are the five favorite destinations of your trip?

MY :

  1. Costa Rica
  2. Peru
  3. Greece
  4. The Appalachians
  5. Bahamas

INSTINCT: What don’t most people know about you?

MY : In college, I lived in my car for a semester. I think a lot of people see me a certain way … but honestly I’m just a down to earth human who loves to experience all I can, especially if it pushes me beyond out of my comfort zone.

INSTINCT: What brings you joy?

MY : Being outdoors is number one for me. I thrive breathing fresh air and pushing my limits outdoors. I also thrive by being around the people I love. I am a social butterfly and love to share my passion with others.

INSTINCT: What do you think is the most attractive part of you?

MY : My positive energy towards life

INSTINCT: What do you find that you are complimented the most on?

MY : Probably my hair; mustache and hair.

INSTINCT: What, for you, defines sexy?

MY : Confident and motivated men.

INSTINCT: What is the proudest moment in your life so far?

MY : Finishing my ecotourism diploma after taking a few years off to travel.

INSTINCT: What haven’t you accomplished, personally or professionally, that you want to do in the next 2-3 years?

MY : Last year I started a gay travel agency that will organize international and domestic expeditions. In the next few years, I hope this business will take off. Starting with a visit to Utah National Park in March and October.

INSTINCT: Have you found love? If so, what is the best part about your relationship and what do you like most about your partner (s)? If not, what are you looking for in the ideal relationship? Or are you not looking?

MY : I haven’t found love yet. The ideal relationship is with someone who also enjoys the outdoors and enjoys traveling when he can. Finding the right match has always been a struggle. I believe there is a guy out there for me who will surprise me and be everything I wanted in a relationship, but not what I expected.

INSTINCT: Do you have any special travel adventures that you would like to share more of?

MY : I’ve had a handful of traveling adventures, but most of them are random hookups. Most memorable is when we turned the gay handshake into a lifelong friendship.

Quick-fire questions time:

  • What’s your favorite movie of all time?
  • Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
  • What’s your favorite meal or snack?
  • If you were stuck on an island for all eternity, what music album would you like to have with you?
    • No more sighing – Mumford & Sons

INSTINCT: What does it mean to be introduced as our Instinct Hottie?

MY : It’s an opportunity to tell a part of my story and an honor to inspire other LBGTQ + members to travel.

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INSTINCT: Is there anything else you would like to share with the readers of Instinct?

MY : I would like to inspire those who read this to take the leap to travel. For me, traveling has changed my life. It taught me to deal with my fears and the unknown. It taught me to open my mind to my next trip – and my next chapter in life.

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