“Inspiration porn” only goes so far.
I am a nomad at heart, designed to travel, a vagabond who’s most happy when roaming unknown lands.
The secret to getting the most out of your travels is inversely connected to the speed in which you travel through it. The faster you go and the more you do, the less you experience.
In order to have great time, foster positive social exchange, get the most out of travel, and be awesome, I say we take the following pledge, so we can be the people other travelers want to know and locals don’t hate.
On the road, long journeys require good books. Off the road, there’s nothing like a good book to inspire you to set off to some unknown land. Books inspire, transform, and educate us.
After months on the road, you find yourself back home and excited to resume old friendships. You plan dinners, get-togethers, and nights out.
If you wake up today and tell yourself, “I’m too poor to travel or that you can’t because of X reason,” you’ll never look for ways to start traveling.
Here are my seven rules to avoid being an annoying, inconsiderate tourist and just an overall better human being.
Are you young? Unemployed? Underemployed? Up to your eyeballs in student debt? Crying yourself to sleep at night?
Today might not be the perfect day – but neither is tomorrow.