A step by step guide on how to plan your epic travel adventure

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The superhero lives in you


Benefits of traveling


Now that we covered the most common excuses and fears, let’s talk about why traveling is a remarkable experience in your life.
I believe traveling is a more deeply enriching experience than regular scholastic education. It sharpens your ability to think, reason, and question regarding your experiences in the world.
Plus, I would also argue that no education is complete without a stint outside of your own culture.



You are a natural-born traveler


I have traveled extensively for the past 11 years and never looked back. You are a natural-born traveler too and the following points explain why traveling is your best friend:
  • It exposes your true self, strengths, weaknesses and tests your assumptions
  • It shows you that beauty is within you and not outside of you
  • It makes you adapt to different situations, people and cultures
  • It teaches you to be flexible and open to try new things
  • It makes you more confident, more adventurous, more interesting, and just smarter, fitter, and sexier
  • It creates opportunities and broadens your horizons
  • It teaches you how to be a good human being
  • It shows you what the world is “really” about
  • It is a gym for your mind, for your body and for your spirit
  • It makes you focus on interacting with people instead of collecting material things
  • It builds memories and gives wonderful stories
  • It demonstrates that the majority of people are good and willing to help you
  • It molds your character, makes you skillful and ready to tackle anything in life
  • It creates fascinating relationships and long lasting friendships
  • It makes you happier overall


“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. “ – Benjamin Disraeli



Life is short, live it well

If you are in need of more inspiration, check out the video below:


You’re richer than you think you are


This is the most important lesson you need to understand. It all starts from within you. If you don’t allow change to be part of your life, travel will change it for you, for the better.
If you want to travel, you need to change your habits.
The first habit you should start to nurture is your ability to save money for your travels.
This is the number one reason that stops people from going to places. The inability to save enough money.
I’ve already covered why you don’t need a lot of money to travel, but you still need some. But if you live in the first world or even in a developed country, you are richer than you think.



Let’s put your world in perspective


“If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, there would be:
  • 57 Asians
  • 21 Europeans
  • 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
  • 8 Africans
  • 52 would be female
  • 48 would be male
  • 70 would be nonwhite
  • 30 would be white
  • 89 would be heterosexual
  • 11 would be homosexual
  • 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth
  • 80 would live in substandard housing
  • 70 would be unable to read
  • 50 would suffer from malnutrition
  • 1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth
  • 1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
  • 1 would own a computer
When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.
The following is also something to ponder…
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness… you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation… you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep… you are richer than 75% of this world!
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace… you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.” –  Rev. Zoe’ McCollum.


Save your money

If you are still not convinced, check how rich you are compared to the rest of the world using this clever calculator, and after that, make a donation. It’ll be your good deed for the day.
Think about it, even the richest Roman emperors couldn’t afford the same luxuries you have access to for almost free, starting from wi-fi internet to online dating!
You have more than you need, way more.
So, stop buying more things that you don’t need.
Maybe some advice from Warren Buffett, business magnate, investor and philanthropist, can steer you in the right way.



“Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1“ – Warren Buffett



If you want to save money, start now

Some useful tips to get you started, please feel free to be creative and add your spin:
  • Get another job, or 2 jobs, or Steve Jobs ;)
  • Cook and eat at home
  • Bring lunch with you to work
  • Give up the car and take a walk
  • Make cakes and sell them
  • Spend time with your friends and not in a cinema
  • Move to a smaller house
  • Sell your stuff
  • Live with your parents, yes, again!
  • Drop the phone
  • Rent your stuff
  • Stop smoking/drinking/taking drugs
  • And so many more…
Of course, it is nicer to live in a bigger house with cable TV.
Of course, it is faster to cruise around by car than walking or taking local transit.
But you need to understand that if you don’t have money and you don’t remove those things from your life, you will go to a nice place. a place called “Nowhere”.
Every time you want to spend money on something new, stop for a second and think.
Is this “new, shiny and more-or-less useless” thing taking me a step closer to or further away from my big adventure?
Most likely it is taking you down that hole, again, so walk away!
And instead of being unhappy because you didn’t buy the latest gadget you didn’t need in the first place, think how that money you saved took you closer to your big adventure.
A really interesting study by two American psychologists proves that doing things makes people happier than having things. It is a nice read.
You can find it in the GUIDE KIT. If you haven’t download it yet, you can get it here.
Now that you are more aware of how much you spend and what you can get.
Let’s try the test again.
What path will you choose now?
  1. I will spend money on frivolous things that give me instant joy and gratification
  2. I will nurture experiences and relationship for long lasting happiness
  3. I will still buy some more mangoes



Exercise 02: Learn how much you spend


  1. Read the two studies included in the worksheet. If you haven’t download it yet, you can find here
  2. Use the worksheet to type all your monthly expenses in details. Write down everything you spend money on
  3. Get ready to have your mind blown away
Do you see how much you are spending?
Have you had too many cappuccinos this month?
Maybe you should start brewing your own coffee, or give up coffee all together.
Oh, maybe I should just shut up!
Objective: The purpose of this exercise is to make you aware of your spending habits and to begin adjusting the way you use your money. Until you put everything down in a list, you will never know how much you spend, and therefore how much you can save.
The next chapter is about choosing the destination for your adventure.



CHAPTER 3 – The superhero has a goal

Step 1 – Where do you want to go?