Posts Tagged “reader stories”

Reader Stories: How Erin is Readjusting to Life Back Home

Readjusting to life back home can be a challenge. I remember my first time coming home – I had major culture shock. I remember the supermarkets just feeling so big. And the stores. And the meal portions. (We have such big meals here in the States!) Plus, most of my friends couldn’t relate to my feeling of unease. It was a challenge going from always being on the move to suddenly doing the opposite. (Clearly, I didn’t cope. My solution […]

Success Stories: Why Dave and Vicky Gave Up Good Paying Jobs to Travel

Last December while I was in Africa, I did a weeklong series of reader success stories to help inspire you to travel more. My goal was to show that I’m not special and my advice doesn’t work for just me – it can work for anyone and that anyone can travel if they just put their mind to it. Knowing I wasn’t alone really helped me when I started traveling. So I decided to highlight more success stories from people […]

Success Stories: Why Trish Sold Everything She Owned to Travel

Greetings from Africa! Somewhere right now, I’m trying to snap a photo of a lion without being eaten. In the meantime, this week I want to share stories of readers who used my tips and advice to realize their travel dreams. If you’ve been thinking about traveling for a while, let these reader stories inspire you and show you that the advice here can work for anyone! Finishing off the week of reader stories, we head across the pond to […]

Success Stories: Olivia and Manny Quit the Cubicle to Follow Their Passion

Greetings from somewhere still in Africa! I haven’t been eaten by a lion yet (thankfully). This week I am sharing stories of readers who used my tips and advice to realize their travel dreams. If you’ve been wondering how easy it is to replicate my advice, let these stories inspire and show you that the advice on this site can work for anyone! Manny and Olivia are two 33-year-olds who lived the corporate lifestyle working as marketing managers for two […]

Success Stories: How Michael Saved $14k in 6 Months Making $9 Per Hour

Greetings from Africa! Somewhere right now, I’m trying to snap a photo of a lion without being eaten. Or, I am friending a honey badger. In the meantime, this week I want to share stories of readers who have realized their travel dreams in hopes of inspiring and showing you that anyone can make their travel dreams come true! A lot of people say you need to have a well-paying job in order to afford your trip. But Michael (age […]

Success Stories: Two San Diegans Conquer Their Fears and Go Around the World

Greetings from Africa! Somewhere right now, I’m trying to snap a photo of a lion without being eaten. In the meantime, this week I want to share stories of readers who used my tips and advice to realize their travel dreams. If you’ve been thinking about traveling for a while, let these reader stories inspire you and show you that the advice here can work for anyone! Continuing my new series on travel success stories, today we’re going to meet […]

Success Stories: How 22-year-old Lauren Saved $18k for Her Epic Adventure

Greetings from Africa! Somewhere right now, I’m trying to snap a photo of a lion without being eaten. In the meantime, this week I want to share stories of readers who used my tips and advice to realize their travel dreams. If you’ve been thinking about traveling for a while, let these reader stories inspire you and show you that the advice here can work for anyone! Our first success story comes from Lauren, a 22-year-old native of Dallas, Texas. […]