This week I’ll be answering a series of questions I received during my months away.  So far we’ve covered affording travelsafety, and interacting with people.  I’ll also link the entire series together into one page, available at the end of the week.

 

On Places

Santorini, Greece view

On Planning

How did you decide where to go?

  • First, I had to decide where to start.  For me, it was easy: I was meeting a friend in Hong Kong, and I had always wanted to go there.  I knew I could work west from there across Asia, through the Middle East, and finish in Europe.  It all depends on where you’re heading, and for many travelers, where you can find a cheap flight.  I found a deal on a direct flight LAX –> HKG and I was sold.  Other common entry points include Bangkok for Southeast Asia and London or Frankfurt for Europe.  Large airports that serve as major hubs tend to have the best deals

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This week I’ll be answering a series of questions I received during my months away.  Monday – Friday will each be centered around a different theme, so be sure to check back daily for your question!  I’ll also link the entire series together into one page, available at the end of the week.

 

On People

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“A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles. ”

I’m curious about the people you met and how you met them.

There are two types of people you meet when you’re traveling:

  1. Local people
  2. Other travelers

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This week I’ll be answering a series of questions I received during my months away.  Monday – Friday will each be centered around a different theme, so be sure to check back daily for your question!  I’ll also link the entire series together into one page, available at the end of the week.

 

On Safety

Take calculated risks.  A little danger is good for you. But be smart enough to minimize the potential for situations that could ruin your trip.

 

You went to ___! Why? Wasn’t it dangerous?


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This week I’ll be answering a series of questions I received during my months away.  Monday – Friday will each be centered around a different theme, so be sure to check back daily for your question!  I’ll also link the entire series together into one page, available at the end of the week.


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 On Money

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There’s a myth going around town that travel is only for college kids and rich people.

Well, my friends, I am neither one of those things.  Many of you have been shocked to hear that I only spent $10,000 traveling for five months.  And by far the most frequently asked question I get is:

 

How do you afford it?

I’ve heard it said that the more money we spend when we travel, the more we distance ourselves from the things we went to experience. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about travel and money, it’s that don’t need to spend a lot to exist comfortably  in most of the world.


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