Throughout the overwhelming number of travel blogs out there, how many times have we all heard the spiel, “I quit my job to travel indefinitely around the world”? Too many to count. That is truly great for those who have … Continue reading
One of the hardest parts about traveling is finding the money to do so. It’s a huge mountain to climb, but it really doesn’t have to be too difficult if you don’t let it. These super simple tips are the … Continue reading
I always have the tendency to look back into the past around New Years. Two years have passed since the events I wrote about in my Sea of Regrets post. As I read my words over for the first time … Continue reading
I knew that if I came to New Zealand I had to bungy jump, as Queenstown is the adventure/adrenaline capital of the world, and also where bungy jumping all began! However, the thought of jumping off a bridge was probably … Continue reading
The most difficult countries to reach, at least in terms of logistics, were island nations like those found in the South Pacific. Hughes says that supply ships visit them infrequently and he often had to time his travel just right or risk missing a ship and end up waiting for weeks for the next one to embark. Most of us would obviously just hop a flight, but when you ban yourself from using that form of travel, it can really limit your mobility.
In 2009, Graham set a world record for visiting the most countries in a single year at 133. After that, he spent the ensuing months knocking off the remaining 68 countries while also raising funds for WaterAid, an organization dedicated to promoting clean drinking water around the globe.
When you have a few hours to check into your hotel, what better way to spend that extra time than to hang out with a monkey! The very first thing we saw upon entering our resort in Cancun was a … Continue reading
For those of you that know me, I am an aspiring writer who has an out-of-this-world love for travel, who can hardly bear the one year wait in between my travels. So, here is the book I want to write to help me travel more frequently while at the same time utilizing my other love of writing.
Title: Whisper Lust
Prologue: During down times at work, I map out and plan my travels for the next 6 years before and when I turn 30. I can hardly bear the thought of waiting a year in between my travels, I just want to pack my suitcase and take off . . . but I have no money.
Introduction: I save sort of enough money, quit my job, and buy a RTW plane ticket.
Climax: I travel to 25 countries in one year, and earn income along the way by submitting articles to travel magazines.
Conclusion: My travel bug is very satisfied from all the different cultures I have absorbed and all the wonderful and challenging experiences I have endured. Now, I am able to settle down a bit, get married, and start a family.
Epilogue: I am hired on by several reputable travel magazines that send me on numerous trips a year to write and record my valued thoughts and experiences.
While we all daydream endlessly at work about our next journey, i.e. sampling French pastries in Paris, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, cuddling up cozy in a chalet within the Swiss Alps, we fail to remember the 5 special rewards that … Continue reading
After returning from my first solo international trip, I ended up ripping out the pages of my travel journal and throwing it down the garbage chute. I had the intent to sit back, relax, and flip through my Europe travel … Continue reading
Here you have it: the top excuses I’ve heard for people not wanting to travel and what I have to say about them all. It costs too much Not as much as everyone thinks. I am nowhere close to feeling … Continue reading
I believe that every traveler is somewhat a tourist, and every tourist is a bit of a traveler. Upon this thought, I have consolidated a list of all the ways I view myself both as a traveler and a tourist: … Continue reading