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Friday, May 18, 2007

Top 10 Things I Miss About Traveling (But Hated at the Time)

Brave New Traveler has just published an article of mine in which I describe the attitude shifts one must come to terms with after embracing a vagabond lifestyle:

When you travel for more than a few months at a stretch, it becomes a job. A job you don’t really like all the time. A job you start to complain about.

I should know - while skipping around the world for a year, I did a lot less skipping than I did budgeting, reading transportation timetables, and gesturing wildly to unsympathetic street vendors.

But eventually the journey ends, you return to your normal life, and something magical happens: you find yourself wanting that old job back, warts and all.

Here are ten things I couldn’t stand then, but am pining for now.

Read the full article >>

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Wow, that was a great read. You've made me realize how many things I take for granted. Thank you, by the way, I read your blog everyday (yeah I have no life) it's awsome, keep it up.

Walter C.

Hey I know you probably have a lot of other things going on, but after reading the article I wonder if its possible to turn this into a video podcast. Just show some footage from the trip and shoot the current lifestyle stuff. Alright the idea sucks but I'm tired and can't think straight. I'm gonna go to sleep now. Happy one year anniversary

Newton Gimmick

I'm amazed to read this post. Not only is the content good, but I continue to wonder how such a normal person can organize a 13 month trip around the world, then come home and manage to get columns published on the subject. Kudos. You really know what your doing. It boggles my mind.

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