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Why Do People Travel? 7 Ways the World Will Change Your Perspective

Rocking Maui Jim Koko Head's at the Golden Gate Bridge

The problem with traveling is that, once you stop, you’re a better, wiser person. I know—it sounds counterintuitive, but the fact is that you’ll have seen things that many people either won’t believe or won’t be able to relate to. It can be incredibly frustrating. Coming home is always bittersweet. It’s great to be back, […]

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The Science of Why (and How) Travel Makes You a Better Person

The Science of Why (and How) Travel Makes You a Better Person

Maybe you’ve seen all the feel-good aphorisms about how travel improves your life for the better. Maybe your own experiences confirm it. And maybe you’ve come home from a trip ranting and raving, feeling like this trip of a lifetime changed you—like something inside of you shifted…but nobody else seems to be able to see […]

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He Saved $34,000 in 10 Months by Working Abroad—Now He Travels the World as a Videographer

I first met Garrett Galvan almost three years ago, before he had started any part of this journey. He was brand new to the blogging/vlogging world and was looking for a bit of advice—so he sent me an email. For whatever reason, I felt compelled to spend a bit more time talking with him. I respond […]

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The Importance of Slowing Down Your Life

The Importance of Slowing Down Your Life

I awoke in a hammock to the drawn out lashings of the ocean against the craggy coastline of the Caribbean sea. The sky was a peculiar shade of navy, but a muffled glow of mandarin pushed through at the horizon. I fumbled with my makeshift cocoon and peeked at my watch from beneath squinted eyes—5:45am. […]

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Turning Down My Dream Job to Travel the World

Turning Down My Dream Job to Travel the World

I blinked myself out of a hazy snooze and squinted at my vibrating phone. It was the call I had been waiting for, but secretly dreading. I had applied for the job of my dreams, but contrary to everything I had been working toward, I found myself praying that I wouldn’t get it. Counterintuitively, the job […]

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Want to Travel? It’s About Taking Control of Your Life

Want to Travel? It's About Taking Control of Your Life

Two weeks ago, The Huffington Post shared an article by Elite Daily on their Facebook page. The article, entitled “You Should Never Marry A Girl Until You’ve Traveled With Her,” lists some of the hurdles couples face when they travel. Frankly, they’re the types of challenging hurdles a couple should have to face before they get married. The author, Paul Hudson, […]

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Despite Feeling Guilty for Traveling, Sometimes You Just Have to Move On

Despite Feeling Guilty for Traveling, Sometimes You Just Have to Move On

I’ve visited ten countries in the past four years. It’s not an astronomical number, but that’s because I travel slowly. In fact, I’m inclined to just call it sporadic migration. I spent two-and-a-half years between Australia and New Zealand, followed by a year in Asia, which somehow blended into six months in America. It’s strange to be […]

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