You can gain a lot of value by creating content or a project for yourself to pursue while traveling, and can often end up learning a lot about yourself along the way. Combined with wanting to keep her friends and family up to date on her whereabouts and activities during our trip to South America, Amanda decided to use her love of writing to start a travel blog, and journaling during this trip helped Ryan engage with deeper thoughts, like ideas for projects he would enjoy pursuing in the future. Creating gave us a great sense of purpose and accomplishment, and we know we will be able to keep gaining value from this content by having it to look back on in the future.
On this episode we talk about how we got started creating content on the road, how it gave us a great sense of purpose and accountability while traveling, and how it brought excitement to our adventures once we starting traveling with additional intention. We also discuss having confidence in knowing your experiences will provide value to others, the importance of creating for yourself first as opposed to creating in the hopes that others will engage with your content, a number of creative channels that work well with long term travel, and how starting a travel podcast has impacted our lives for the better.