It can be scary traveling alone, especially when you’ve never done it before. But if you’ve been putting off a trip because you’re waiting for someone to go with — stop. Just go. Otherwise, you may just end up waiting until it’s too late.
When it comes to travel, people think what’s holding them back is money. They imagine they can’t travel because, unlike me, they can’t tap the Bank of Mom and Dad, are burdened by their debt, and simply assume I’m just lucky and special. They’re wrong. With passion and some patience, everyone can travel. And I’ll show you how.
Motivated people can achieve anything they set their mind to. But how does one stay motivated when you are busy working and living life while your family and friends disparage your ideas, you’re overwhelmed planning your trip, or maybe you’re just burnt out from being on the road? Let me show you.
Motivation is not an unlimited wellspring but a battery that has to be kept fully charged. While the idea of travel is always inspiring, sometimes life gets in the way and then suddenly, your eyes are no longer on the prize.
Part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of “dead” time if you haven’t mastered the art of the 10-hour blank stare. Here is a list of my favorite reads to help you conquer those journeys and get you inspired for your next adventure!
Vagabonding is often considered the backpacker’s bible. It is a treatise on the personal and world benefits of travel, especially long-term travel. I still have my original copy and occasionally thumb through chapters. Ten years later, find out why Vagabonding is still a must-read for any backpacker worth their salt.
I think travel makes everybody a more awesome person. We end our travels way better off than when we started. I believe that travel is something that makes you not only a better human being but a way cooler one too. Find out just how travel changes us for the better, and makes us into more awesome versions of ourself.