Best life advice ever: Just travel!

Your friends have traveled to distant, exotic places to discover the unknown and have come back richer and wiser for it. You’d like to do the same too.

You could be 20 or you could be 40. Now you too face a decision on whether to put responsibility aside and discover the world through travel. NOW is the time to do it. Trust me, it’ll get harder to find the time as you get older. But an interesting thing I’ve learned – the earlier you start, the quicker you learn how to find ways to follow your dreams because 1) you realise you can and 2) making them come true makes them that much more important and REAL to you.

The places you see, the people you meet, and the things you’ll do – all of this is travel: gazing at the Milky Way in the middle of nowhere with the woman you love, teaching children in an African slum how to dance to salsa music, or pondering the meaning of life over chai on an Indian train.

Through travel, you’ll discover your passions, face your fears, and learn how to take care of yourself and the world we live in. And learning these things gives you the strength to be a better person and to live a rich and full life. And this is wisdom you’ll pass on to your kids.

The experience of travel is an investment in yourself worth making as early in your life as you possibly can.

As the video says:

now’s the time
pack your bag
and GO

3 thoughts on “Best life advice ever: Just travel!”

  1. Ryan, you wrote this entire post in the second person unnecessarily. That makes it false, because claims that “[y]ou’d like to do the same too” are unfounded, presumptuous, and reads more like an order than advice.
    This is clearly about you: “gazing at the Milky Way in the middle of nowhere with the woman you love, teaching children in an African slum how to dance to salsa music, or pondering the meaning of life over chai on an Indian train.” So why would you wish your tastes and passions on everyone else?
    You like to travel. You don’t discover a passion, you develop it. You insist on facing fears. Your cup of tea is not mine or everyone else’s, for that matter. Besides, there’s a reason for the well-established first-person style of blogging.

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