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Guy Drops Everything To Travel The World But Doesn’t Forget To Assure His Mom He’s Fine
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Guy Drops Everything To Travel The World But Doesn’t Forget To Assure His Mom He’s Fine

You’re probably all familiar with those days when you just want to drop everything and travel the world… Well, a former model from Brussels named Jonathan Quiñonez actually had the courage to do so! He simply quit his job and started his journey around the world…

Wondering how his mom reacted? Because, let’s face it, all moms are overprotective and worry a lot. Luckily Jonathan knew what to do! To assure his mom that he is fine, he is documenting his journeys on Instagram, saying ‘Mom I’m Fine’ in every pic. In an interview with Bored Panda , when asked about his mom he said: “She is still worried, like every mother. But in the end, she is happy because she knows I’m having the time of my life”. Check out part of his journey below.

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Jonathan quit his job to travel the world

But he didn’t forget to assure his mom that he’s fine

He documents his journey on Instagram saying ‘Mom I’m Fine’ in every pic

When Bored Panda asked what inspired him, he said…

“It isn’t just one thing that made me do that…”

“I always wanted to do it but every time, I was trying to convince myself that i couldn’t  with sentences like…”

“what about your jobs or your car or your cat?” Etc etc. But these are just pretexts…”

“In the end, when you really want something, you go for it or at least try…”

“It just depends how bad you want it”

Sounds inspiring, huh?

Wait till you hear his recommendation to those who want to do the same…

“Do it” – Jonathan said to Bored Panda

“Everybody loves to travel, you just have to dare to do it…”

“With my message, I’m trying to show that the world is a beautiful place…”

“I don’t think we are born to pay taxes or stay in front of a television…”

“I understand that people have responsibilities so I’m talking to the ones that are saying they can’t, but deep down they know they are just convincing themselves…”

“Do it”

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Susan conaghan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think he must be a wonderful son with a good sense of humor

Linda Roy
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would have been funny if he photoshopped a shark behind him at the shipwreck, js.

Andrea Roberts
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it would have been nice if he took his mom with him :)

Linda Moy
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most of this pictures, if not all, are taken in Colombia (which is actually very affordable country to travel to) it just look so different because is a ecologically diverse country, there's deserts, mountains, jungles, pacific and Atlantic beaches etc...

Brian Zhong
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That sign must be very durable

Carole Gagne
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see him with a parka in Antarctica or in Russia...I think he is travelling the Carribean, South America, Central America circuit LOL

James Floyd
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's missing a few more 'i's in fiiiiine

beautifuldisaster
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He never fails to include an apostrophe. I'm actually impressed.

Sara Limede
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes you don't live to pay taxes and work, and watch TV... but to do something like this you DON'T have to be super rich.. noooo..... nooooo -.-

Hamlets twin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's nice to say from a former model who has the money to do something like that

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not a question of money, but guts!!!! Are American? Because all is about money back in the States. Have you not heard about saving up for something you really want? Also men models don't earn as much as women models, unless they are very well known.

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Ross Fortificacion
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have traveled a good portion of my life and would never send pictures like these. She would have had a heart attack for sure. However I love them and may share them with friends. Now I am 69, very married, and can only dream of pretty girls in Bikinis. I live in the mountains of Panama and it is beautiful here.

Toni
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

handsome lad.

Christian Pütz
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who else read every single "mom, I'm fine" in his mind? :D

Yugan Talovich
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My favorite is the guys in camouflage holding him upside down, yeah, Mom, nothing to worry about! Funny!

teurboa
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oooh, I have an idea. You can get leafcutter ants to carry a sign by dabbing a bit of pee on the sign, which contains salt and makes it desirable to take back to the nest. Maybe if you took a "Mom I'm fine" sign and got the ants to carry it...

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hehe... Now, that was cute. ☻

aryma
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a delightful son! And damn if he's not a looker ...

AxnAkshan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which place is that, in the 10th image? The one with the tiny islands behind him.

Randy Aliwarga
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A similar one would be Raja Ampat in Papua, Indonesia

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Celia McDaniel
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can see one of the Armada laughing. XD

PaparazSea
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic Dude, you just showed men out there the coolest way to show mom love!!! cheers

Jorge Federico De Sousa Quintero
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

de dónde saca el dinero para viajar y no trabajar??????

Sérgio Oliveira
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Scumbag steeve says you need a job to travel of course not, step 1- be rich step 2- don't be poor step 3-just go to one place and take cool pictures and say you traveled across the world step 4-be rich

tsjah
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

not even óne for the cat??

Brechtjuuh
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His account > https://www.instagram.com/momimfine/

Genesis Sanchez
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely. I can recognize Costa Rica in some of this pictures!!!! Had a good time in the happiest country?

Arrah Gonzales
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of Diego Buñuel's Don't tell my mother.

Joshua Rumley
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So, he stopped being a model to travel the world and take photos. So.....isn't he just being a traveling model?

Enda Mac C
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

attention seeking TWAT ... jezzas ... boring

Harshal Patil
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only reason I wanna earn is to do this. :D

jevais
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well Sir wish you came also live your dream.

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Mike Sheehan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think he needs to have a job before being able to say he "simply quit his job" ...

jevais
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He did have work and saved for his trip. Read up on the article. OK

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Julius Sule
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6 years ago

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All the photos are fine except for the last one! Don't think he should have defaced that large slab of stone! In fact in a national park it would be illegal!

Diana Chiriac
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6 years ago

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Call me jealous or cynical or whatever but posting pictures from places most people will never get to see just sounds like bragging to me. I see it as arrogance.

Attack On Titan Is Awesome
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jealous much. He is doing it for his mom. Not the world. Stop being a negative turd.

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Susan conaghan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think he must be a wonderful son with a good sense of humor

Linda Roy
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would have been funny if he photoshopped a shark behind him at the shipwreck, js.

Andrea Roberts
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it would have been nice if he took his mom with him :)

Linda Moy
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most of this pictures, if not all, are taken in Colombia (which is actually very affordable country to travel to) it just look so different because is a ecologically diverse country, there's deserts, mountains, jungles, pacific and Atlantic beaches etc...

Brian Zhong
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That sign must be very durable

Carole Gagne
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see him with a parka in Antarctica or in Russia...I think he is travelling the Carribean, South America, Central America circuit LOL

James Floyd
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's missing a few more 'i's in fiiiiine

beautifuldisaster
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He never fails to include an apostrophe. I'm actually impressed.

Sara Limede
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes you don't live to pay taxes and work, and watch TV... but to do something like this you DON'T have to be super rich.. noooo..... nooooo -.-

Hamlets twin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's nice to say from a former model who has the money to do something like that

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not a question of money, but guts!!!! Are American? Because all is about money back in the States. Have you not heard about saving up for something you really want? Also men models don't earn as much as women models, unless they are very well known.

Load More Replies...
Ross Fortificacion
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have traveled a good portion of my life and would never send pictures like these. She would have had a heart attack for sure. However I love them and may share them with friends. Now I am 69, very married, and can only dream of pretty girls in Bikinis. I live in the mountains of Panama and it is beautiful here.

Toni
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

handsome lad.

Christian Pütz
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who else read every single "mom, I'm fine" in his mind? :D

Yugan Talovich
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My favorite is the guys in camouflage holding him upside down, yeah, Mom, nothing to worry about! Funny!

teurboa
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oooh, I have an idea. You can get leafcutter ants to carry a sign by dabbing a bit of pee on the sign, which contains salt and makes it desirable to take back to the nest. Maybe if you took a "Mom I'm fine" sign and got the ants to carry it...

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hehe... Now, that was cute. ☻

aryma
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a delightful son! And damn if he's not a looker ...

AxnAkshan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which place is that, in the 10th image? The one with the tiny islands behind him.

Randy Aliwarga
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A similar one would be Raja Ampat in Papua, Indonesia

Load More Replies...
Celia McDaniel
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can see one of the Armada laughing. XD

PaparazSea
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic Dude, you just showed men out there the coolest way to show mom love!!! cheers

Jorge Federico De Sousa Quintero
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

de dónde saca el dinero para viajar y no trabajar??????

Sérgio Oliveira
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Scumbag steeve says you need a job to travel of course not, step 1- be rich step 2- don't be poor step 3-just go to one place and take cool pictures and say you traveled across the world step 4-be rich

tsjah
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

not even óne for the cat??

Brechtjuuh
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His account > https://www.instagram.com/momimfine/

Genesis Sanchez
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely. I can recognize Costa Rica in some of this pictures!!!! Had a good time in the happiest country?

Arrah Gonzales
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of Diego Buñuel's Don't tell my mother.

Joshua Rumley
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So, he stopped being a model to travel the world and take photos. So.....isn't he just being a traveling model?

Enda Mac C
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

attention seeking TWAT ... jezzas ... boring

Harshal Patil
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only reason I wanna earn is to do this. :D

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well Sir wish you came also live your dream.

Load More Replies...
Mike Sheehan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think he needs to have a job before being able to say he "simply quit his job" ...

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He did have work and saved for his trip. Read up on the article. OK

Load More Replies...
Julius Sule
Community Member
6 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

All the photos are fine except for the last one! Don't think he should have defaced that large slab of stone! In fact in a national park it would be illegal!

Diana Chiriac
Community Member
6 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Call me jealous or cynical or whatever but posting pictures from places most people will never get to see just sounds like bragging to me. I see it as arrogance.

Attack On Titan Is Awesome
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jealous much. He is doing it for his mom. Not the world. Stop being a negative turd.

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