Day Dreamers – Gerard and Kieu, GQ trippin

Gerard and Kieu are Day Dreamers. They have a deep passion for travel that has taken them all over the world, including a gap year in 2012. They’ve been a big inspiration for me to continue pursuing my travel dreams and I’m sure they’ll be an inspiration for you as well. You can follow their journey […]

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How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don’t have enough money. Chances are slim that you’ll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with […]

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Day Dreamer – Brian Jones, 27 Loops

Brian Jones is a Day Dreamer. He decided to go all-in on his dreams and is currently on a quest to complete 27 different road trips – each approximately one month long –  in America over the course of two years. And the kicker is he’s taking his wife and his six kids! They are […]

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Day Dreamer – Jenn Miller, Edventure Project

Jenn Miller is a Day Dreamer. She lives a life of adventure filled with traveling, writing, and teaching. Jenn and her husband, Tony, are raising their four kids through world schooling and have been traveling as a family for almost seven years, despite huge financial setbacks brought on by the Great Recession in 2008. They […]

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Day Dreamer – Kristin Addis, Be My Travel Muse

Kristin Addis is a Day Dreamer. She lives her dreams each and every day of her life with no excuses and no comparisons. A couple of years ago, she decided to leave behind her life in a cubicle for an adventurous life of travel that has taken her around the world. She’s been all over […]

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The Art of Doing Nothing

Doing nothing calms the soul. Doing nothing creates peace. Doing nothing helps create meaningful action. Doing nothing lets you start your something. Doing nothing isn’t easy. We all want to be productive and get stuff done, so we consume ourselves with being busy. Meetings, emails, phone calls, text messages, instant messaging, commuting, and multitasking have […]

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How to Make Every Day a Travel Day

We travel to see things, places, people, and ourselves with new eyes. Travel gives us fresh perspective and deeper gratitude for the world we live in. And we cannot get enough of travel because we fall back in love with life every time we go. We live to travel. Every day we live is a […]

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What Matters Most About Being a Father

As a father, you have a lot of pressure. You’ve got to pay the bills and still be available for your kids. After a hard day of work, you need to have another boost of energy to be there for your kids. And in this job as a father, you never get any days off. […]

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How to Make Your Time Meaningful

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about time. I’ve been obsessed with it. Perhaps it has to do with returning back from a half year sabbatical when most of the days traveling felt as if they stretched for fifty hours in each day. Now having returned from that trip and back in Silicon Valley, the […]

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What I Learned From Five Months of Travel

Five months of extended, slow travel taught me valuable life lessons that I never could have learned from a one week vacation or a weekend getaway. Once I got past the initial lure of traveling to new places (including Guatemala, Taiwan, Australia, and Ethiopia), seeing new things, and doing different activities, the time spent traveling […]

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Travel Lessons: Find Your Way, With a Little Help

“How do you know the way?” the Ethiopian tour guide cheerily asked us. He had poked his head into the open window, as our hired van backed away from the ticket booth for the Blue Nile Falls sightseeing area. My friend and I exchanged glances and all I could do was shrug my shoulders. What […]

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Ethiopia – Top 12 Photos of Our Trip

This is a photo blog post of my two-week trip with a long-time friend through Ethiopia’s Historic Route of Lake Tana, Gonder, Lalibela, and Aksum. For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about the best way to articulate my journey through Ethiopia. I am still struggling to find the right words to describe my […]

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Travel Lessons: Someday is Today

My kids and wife were asleep upstairs. Everyone in the Guatemala guesthouse was out for their late dinners. Downstairs I had the kitchen table all to myself, where I spread out my laptop, passports, and credit cards. After a couple of days of mapping out various scenarios, researching weather patterns, and comparing airplane ticket prices, […]

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The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

Everything seemed to be setup perfectly…the kids were happily enrolled in preschool during the weekdays, both retired grandparents were healthy enough to take care of the kids, my wife and I had no work commitments, and we had enough mileage points to book free flights. So we decided to go all-in for twelve glorious, kid-free […]

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Travel Lessons: Time is the Only Currency

Dollar. Baht. Won. Yen. Renminbi. Cordoba. Peso. Euro. The world has a dizzying array of currencies. But the funny thing about money is that it’s only worth something when you are using it in that country. Baht is not accepted in Australia, and Australian dollars are not accepted in Thailand. These currencies allow you to […]

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Travel Lessons: Go Slowly

For the last two months or so, my biggest and most important tasks of each day have been to walk my daughters to preschool in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. This might be a routine thing for any father or mother in the USA to shuttle their kids to and from […]

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Travel Lessons: Every Day is a Gift

Bleary-eyed, dizzy and disoriented from an overnight ten hour flight, I walked and walked and walked the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia. And then I stopped, sat down, and dozed asleep sitting upright on a bench in the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was 4pm in the afternoon on a mild day in May. Thirty minutes […]

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World Schooling – When Children Study Abroad

By Day 2 of our trip in Antigua, Guatemala, we had seen most of the town that we would be living in for the next four weeks. We had a dilemma: What in the world were we going to do in Antigua for the next 26 days with our kids? By fate and good fortune […]

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Travel Lessons: Less is More

In America, we’re taught to be consumers. We need new toys, more clothes, extra electronic devices, flashier cars, and bigger TVs. Bigger. Faster. More. We collect and build up this mountain of stuff that consumes our lives. This stuff that we worked so hard to attain eventually becomes burdens in our lives because of the […]

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Passion, Peace and Purpose

Words of Wisdom on a Fulfilling Life from Three Mentors Before we embarked on our journey around the world for our six-month sabbatical, I sought the advice of three people who I thought would have the answers to the questions I had. These men who I deeply respect and admire graciously shared some of their […]

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