When Jonathan Kubben Quiñonez quit his job as a business consultant in Brussels, sold his car, and booked a one-way ticket to Cuba in March 2016, it goes without saying that his mom was just a bit worried. Over a year later, the globe trotter has built a brand off that same worry - or rather, his attempt to soothe it - and is still making his way through the world with a simple message to send home: "Mom, I'm fine."

The ubiquitous sign Quiñonez holds up in each viral photo is even more important than the breathtaking, often death-defying sights seen in the background. What started as a clever way to reassure his mom that he was safe evolved into a campaign for the pursuit of one's passion. Through travelling, he freed himself from a life that limited his happiness, and he wants to inspire others to do the same. “Everybody loves to travel, you just have to dare to do it," he told Bored Panda in a previous post. "I’m trying to show that the world is a beautiful place…”

Quiñonez watched his fan base grow steadily as he traversed cities, countries, and continents, and now has over 230 thousand followers on Instagram. In early May, his mom even came to join him on a trip to Indonesia. It's safe to say that he's doing more than just fine! Check out some of his latest adventures below, and just try to keep the wanderlust from setting in.

More info: Instagram, Facebook

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Juan Alcorta
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4 years ago

My sign would be "Mum, I quit my job, I need money to keep on traveling"

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Aqua Mom
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4 years ago

cool photo!

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Samantha Bing
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4 years ago

The camel is smiling!!

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FABULOUS1
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4 years ago

This is my favorite one so far, I really love the sense of humor in the photos.

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Yolanda Herryagung
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4 years ago

Kelingking?

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Jeeves
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4 years ago

Nice creative perspective usage. 👍🏻

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Jeeves
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4 years ago

I believe you, I'd be tooootally fine there too.

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Goodluck Ede
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4 years ago

Smoking smokers!

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Wulfur
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4 years ago

You don't look fine, if I do say so myself.

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Emily Sophie Espersen
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4 years ago

Imagine right after taking the Photo he just jump off the waterfall

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Helping Panda
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4 years ago

How on earth does he get other people to do all this shit for him?

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Margo A
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4 years ago

I want to go to there.

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4 years ago

aww the boy

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LizzyM
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4 years ago

Awww sweet!

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Lucine K
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4 years ago

You are very creative

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John L
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4 years ago

Holds up sign, scratches ass...........:D

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Niki Murray
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4 years ago

Is he standing in front of a picture?

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IAmTheRealTimbo
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4 years ago

Is that Ankor Wat?

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ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago

who would not be fine.....

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Laura Ferretti
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4 years ago

Beautiful photo

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Lucine K
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4 years ago

Coool

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Lucine K
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4 years ago

Nice!

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Patti
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4 years ago

What a fabulous boat

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Bunnies are better!!
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4 years ago

he's gonna freeze

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Rebekah
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4 years ago

Love this one.

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Lucine K
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4 years ago

Awwww

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Lucine K
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4 years ago

😂

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shelly baby
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4 years ago

am I the only one who read the words 'mom im fine' in my head with EVERY new photo?

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Harvey Tydeman
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4 years ago

that sign has been through a lot

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