It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Could You Travel For A Whole Year?

You know those days when life gets all a bit much and you want to throw your hands in the air, scream at the world, throw your job in, and just take off?

Well, Clayton B. Cornell did just that (and so did my cousin, Moose, but that's another story).  He took off and travelled for 12 months.  He did it on a budget of around $US1,200/month and he had an absolute ball, made loads of new friends, had amazing experiences, started up an online business and drank a little too much (whilst sticking to the budget, of course!).

He travelled from Honduras to Uruguay.  With a surf board.  On a bus.  And he loved it.

His trip wasn't so much about sightseeing, though he did lots of that, but it was more about "living" in different places.  Experiencing life in different places where you don't know what's what and you don't speak the language.

I'm going to pinch one of his lines and tweak it a bit, because I really do believe that "if you want a fast track to self development, get on a plane".  I would add "alone" to the end of that.  Because if you've only got yourself to depend on in a strange place, you'd be amazed at how resourceful and strong you are.

  • Click HERE for a link to the 20 things Clayton learned from his year of travel
  • Click HERE for a link to his web site so you can read his adventures

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