Born and raised in Buffalo New York, Anthony Vaarwerk’s first travel destinations included Lake Erie, world-famous Niagara Falls, and nearby Toronto, Canada. Anthony attended high school in the suburbs where he encountered families with the means and desire to travel, and he caught the travel bug early on.
Attending college at St. Bonaventure University for his business degree and later, University of Buffalo’s Master’s Program led to more travel opportunities. In between studies Anthony was on the move and traveled to NYC, Miami, Las Vegas, Boston, and LA. From beach, to snow—spanning the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Daytona Beach, Lake Erie and the Niagara River, to the ski areas of Ellicottville and Colden, NY (Holiday Valley and Kissing Bridge) Anthony rounded out his adventures. During this time, one of Anthony’s mantras became, “The World is Your Oyster,” and Anthony took this philosophy to heart as he traveled.
With a business degree, Anthony entered the corporate world, and began to embrace travel for both work and play. These trips took him to such places as San Diego, Sedona, Asheville, Finger Lakes, Niagara on the Lake wineries, Adirondacks, Saratoga Springs, Finger Lakes, Denver, Detroit, NJ, Malibu, Prescott, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Kansas city, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, St. Pete, Key West, Montreal, Stone Mountain, Long’s Peak, Virginia Beach, Hilton Head, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, West Palm Beach and Sunny Isles.
When passionate about something, that “something” becomes a recurring theme, and not surprisingly, Anthony’s career led him to the travel industry. Having first worked in the Internet industry for several years, Anthony founded FindRentals.com, a worldwide vacation rental resource and travel guides. Tied to the office in the first decade as CEO, his travel activities dwindled. As a new travel writer for The Vacation Rental Travel Guide, in the next decade Anthony anticipates studying travel destinations worldwide and rekindling his first love of travel.
Writing about travel and teaching new travelers how to create vacation rental memories, is part of Anthony’s vision for working with VRTG. Anthony feels that by traveling and writing he will “examine my own life, vibrate at a higher energy level and continue to evolve. “Information is power, and I plan on traveling the world to bring back powerful information. My focus will be on travel articles, reviews, and destination guides, which will soon lead to a book on the philosophy of travel.”