Ali Mayar is a renowned entrepreneur, with a passion for travel and music. He loves cars as well and can be seen spending a lot of his personal time with family and friends. Based in New York (Long Island, to be specific), Ali Mayar is Platinum Rapid Funding Group‘s CEO. The company is into providing working capital to business professionals and mid-sized firms. Besides being fairly successful at entrepreneurship, Mr. Mayar is also a mentor. Ali Mayar is extremely keen on motivating himself and his team almost every day, which is also the reason why you can see him sharing a lot of positive and inspiring content on his namesake website. We were fortunate enough to have a tête-à-tête with Mr. Mayar wherein we tried to find out a lot more about his traveling experiences.
What is your favorite thing about traveling?
Like music, traveling is also something I am quite passionate about and aim to travel as much as my schedule allows. The best thing about traveling is the exploration and ability to try new things and of course the people you meet along the way. No book or video would give you the knowledge as deep and life-altering as travel. And that’s what pumps me up every time I am about to travel, especially if I am heading to a new destination.
Is traveling a hobby or a lifestyle for you? How did you get started?
Traveling is not exactly a hobby. It’s more of a lifestyle choice. If I wasn’t into what I am doing at the moment, I would have probably not been traveling as much as I do now, and traveling would have then been a hobby. As far as answering the question as to when I started to travel, I don’t remember which trip starts the passion, but I do make it a priority for my life thanks to the many great memories I have collected.
Do you have any exciting travel dates planned for the future?
Quite a few of them, in fact, but I don’t think it would be appropriate to reveal them now. Most of them would be business trips, and I shall keep my followers updated on them as they happen. I would like to plan a big family trip for 2018, but we are still deciding on what new place to check out. We aim to travel to one new destination a year to help keep life interesting.
What are some travel tips you’d give to someone inexperienced?
Travel to the less sought-after places, and don’t be scared to travel alone. The company is great but it could limit you a bit, at times. And always keep all your necessary legal documents handy so that you don’t find yourself in an unnecessary situation abroad.
Where would you like to go?
There are no specific cities or countries on my bucket list; I have already covered quite a few countries at this point. As I said earlier, I would like to visit places less frequented. So if I have not been to a place yet, you may probably see me there next.
Which place would you like to revisit?
I travel often to Europe and Asia. If I get another opportunity, I would definitely like to revisit places such as the Valley of Flowers (India), El Nido (Philippines), Plitvice Lakes (Croatia) and Glen Coe (Scotland). Those places are beautiful, refreshing and also inspiring.
Do you travel alone? Why?
I mostly travel alone. There are some instances when I travel with my friends and other family members, but those trips are more planned out versus last minute spontaneous travels. Traveling in big groups can also be a really great experience, especially when introducing someone to a new place for the first time.
If you could pick the top 3 places every person should go, what would they be?
Head to Scotland, South East Asia, and also India.
Do you travel light or do you pack up the house?
It depends on how expansive my on-road schedule is and what the purpose of the visit is. Regardless, I still pack light. I also always remember to pack a swimsuit.