3 Things That Happen When You Leave a Job to Travel

3 Things That Happen When You Leave a Job to Travel

Before we talk about what happens when you leave a job to travel, first know that it’s never too late to make your escape. As the old proverb goes: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time to plant a tree is today. I didn’t leave a job to...
5 Things to Know Before Traveling Long Term

5 Things to Know Before Traveling Long Term

Well, really there are a lot of things to know before traveling long term. But in this post, we’re going to focus on five of my favorite things you should know before hitting the road for an extended bout of independent travel. Most travelers, myself included,...
Talking With Your Family About Travel

Talking With Your Family About Travel

Today, we’re going to cover the right way to approach talking with your family about travel. Extensive world travel is one of the fastest ways to achieve personal growth. That said, unfortunately, someone always gets left behind. Some of these loved ones and closest...
How to Beat Travel Stress on a First Trip

How to Beat Travel Stress on a First Trip

I learned how to beat travel stress on a first trip the hard way. My first solo vagabonding trip (and first time out of the United States) in 2006 started with a one-way flight to Bangkok. I didn’t have a plan, smartphone, or guidebook. As a complete newbie, I thought...
How Travel Affects Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control

How Travel Affects Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control

I am the master of my fate.I am the captain of my soul.   History provides many excellent examples of self-efficacy and internal locus of control, two concepts we’ll talk about here, but British poet William Ernest Henley has been especially on my mind...
Traveling During an Economic Downturn

Traveling During an Economic Downturn

Many times throughout the history of humanity, the darkest hours were followed by triumph and rebuilding. Traveling during an economic downturn is easier and more common than you may think. If you were planning to quit your job to travel or start a new life as a...