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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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 […]
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 […]
Travel has a way of teaching. In the past year, I’ve come to realize that traveling is what helped me to turn my life around.
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
There were times when I was forced to travel with no money. Through these experiences, and through the hardship of learning how to get by and how to make something from nothing, I discovered a silver lining.
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 […]
I travel the world and seemingly never stop. To some, this sounds like the dream. And to be honest, it kind of is. I go wherever, do whatever, see whatever. My life is not bound by anything except myself, and I feel free to do and go what and where I please. The freedom is […]