On this episode of the podcast, we’re wrapping up 2017! We kick off this episode by reviewing where we went over the last year. We started the year off in Myanmar, and then traveled through Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, the US and now Mexico. We share highlights and lowlights from the last year, highlights from the podcast, as well as lessons that we have learned throughout 2017. We conclude this episode with plans for 2018 and sharing what’s ahead for us in the year to come!
This will be our last episode of 2017, and we can’t wait to see you again in the new year!
Ho ho ho happy holidays! It’s that time of year again, and on this episode of the podcast, we’re talking about being away from home during the holiday season! Christmas and the holidays are often a time where people either choose to go home or postpone a trip because they feel like they need to go home or because they have pressure from family and friends. We used to always prioritize going home for Christmas, but this year will be our 4th year away from home and we have found some amazing ways to bring the holidays to wherever we are in the world!
On this episode, we share why we decided to not go home for Christmas and why we continue to travel over the holidays, as well as some of the benefits we’ve experienced by spending time away from home during the holiday season. We also share some tips for bringing your favorite Christmas traditions to you regardless of where you are in the world!
Travelers generally travel with all of their possessions backed into a backpack that they carry on their backs, or in a small suitcase that they haul around. That means, they don’t need much! After 7 years of travel, we’ve got a few ideas of what to buy the traveler in your life!
Here’s a list of traveler-friendly gifts for the travel lover in your life:
Two years traveling now. I’d like to share my evolution with you, and how my intentions during travel have changed.
I want to show you how being intentional with your own travels can make your next trip more fulfilling and enjoyable.
From the time I was 21, until I quit my job to travel at 31, I worked non-stop. Sales and real estate.
In an 11 year period my two longest vacations were 15 days (Peru and Australia). All other vacations during those 11 years were seven days max, but usually just “long weekends.”
I was living “The American Dream,” the pursuit of happiness as they say. I was chasing material things. Even more than material, I chased approval and recognition from others.
Despite my travel lifestyle now, I’m grateful to have experienced that way of life in my 20’s. I became wiser and I grew as a person. I also met many mentors and true friends along the way.
But I finally I broke free from the chains that came with the “material success lifestyle.” I’m now a World Wanderer. I’ll always be a World Wanderer, even when I settle back in the United States.
However, my intentions have changed over time as a World Wanderer. Each one has been different, yet meaningful to the growth within my life. [Read more…] about Traveling with Intention by Joe Metcalfe