The community of worldwide travelers grows by leaps and bounds each day. The more I look, the more I find people switching gears and jumping into a travel-centered life, figuring out how to make those dreams into a reality that works for them. Sam and Zab are two of those travelers. While I may have only ‘met’ them in the digital world, I can imagine our actual footprints will cross one day too. Here they share their story and what they believe to be the gifts of travel.
You may remember earlier in the year, I attended the Travel and Adventure Show in San Diego as part of the media. There I tried my hand at segway riding, perused aisle after aisle of all things travel, and listened as Pauline Frommer discussed the next ‘big’ things in travel. Recently, I got the opportunity to interview the creator of the Travel and Adventure Show series, John Golicz. His trade shows influence well over 130,000 attendees annually and is the largest series of its kind in the United States. Now in its 13th year, the show gives travel enthusiasts the chance to dream, plan, and book trips with inside local information from thousands of experts. John resides in Madison, CT with his wife, Julie, with whom he has three grown children. Perhaps next time the Travel and Adventure Show comes to a city near you, you’ll take opportunity to ‘dream, plan and book’.
Travel has no boundaries. Whether you are single, married, young or old-travel welcomes you. You can choose your own style and your own journey-but in the end the answer is the same-Just Go! What we love about travel is meeting so very many people who push the envelope, defy the stereotypes and do what they feel is right. In the end, the answer has always been the same whether in travel or in life-if you want it badly enough, you’ll do whatever you can to make it happen. We’ve learned, through our travels that although it may take an unconventional approach or buck the norm, if you want to see the world there’s a way to do it that works for you. Here, one husband and wife share their story of how travel works for them!
Kevin and Ruth are a traveling couple based in Canada. Married for thirty years, these adventurers spend all the time they can exploring this great big world. Having been a part of the blogging world for seven years, many follow their travels as they take on the world. Whether in a motor home throughout North America or hiking southern Africa-they can be found smiling and exploring the world-together. Read the rest of this entry
Awhile ago, Australia launched a fabulous tourism campaign asking travelers and adventures to apply for The Best Job in the World! Not only did many people apply for the job, but millions around the world kept up with the campaign and many of us saw plugs on social media to vote for someone’s friend who was sending in his/her video for the post.Their pitch: “Ever dreamt of waking up on an island, surrounded by pristine beaches and an abundance of wildlife? Or spending your days swimming with dolphins and sea lions? If this sounds like your ideal role, then we want to hear from you!” The winner of South Australia’s Best Job in the World competition for the title of Wildlife Caretaker went to Greg Snell. As his time as Wildlife Caretaker comes to an end, Greg shares his story and the imagination and education he believes travel provides.
Jessica Festa is a full-time travel writer who is always up for an adventure. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia and doing orphanage work in Ghana. Here she shares her story and advice: ‘stop making excuses’; she believes you’ll find the many gifts of travel if you just leap. Read the rest of this entry
The travel community is filled with incredibly interesting people. All are dreamers and doers who find a way to include travel as a focal point in their lives. If you’ve ever thought about living, working, continuous travel and education with your family in tow – meet John, Nancy, Davy and Daryl of Family on Bikes. John and Nancy are teachers by trade and adventurers at heart. They’ve lived and worked all over the world and have helped their children learn with the world as their teacher. Raising their family in the global classroom community as well as the traditional one, here they share their story, inspiration and ideals of adventure.
1.When did you get started traveling? My life of travel started way back in 1976, when my parents took us kids to Mexico for Christmas vacation. I remember walking down the Mexican streets in wide-eyed amazement – it had never occurred to me that people actually lived differently than I did in Boise, Idaho. When we arrived back home, I turned on the television and a commercial for the Peace Corps came on. I made the decision right then and there that I would join the Peace Corps as soon as I could. I haven’t stopped traveling since. Read the rest of this entry