15 Famous Travel Quotes & My Lessons from 2 Years in SE Asia

What’s the longest you’ve ever been away from home?

If you spent months or even years of several hours per day sitting under palm trees on tropical beaches, sand between your toes, sipping coconuts and working in a more relaxed way, how might that change your perspective on life?

And what about extended time spent with wildly different cultures than those you grew up with?

Unless you’ve done it, I guess it’s tough to say. But I can assure you that the results are positive.

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Travel, Freelance, Science: How to Live Life with No Regrets

Okay, the title says “no” regrets. Maybe you’ll have a few minor ones that creep up on you with the occasional wince-inducing flashback.

But the real question is, how many of those serious, major, heartbreaking life regrets will you have by the time it’s too late to do anything about them?

Specifically, how many of those highlighted in a meta-analysis conducted by Prof Neal J. Roese of the Kellogg School of Management and Dr. Amy Summerville of Miami University? (Sources below).

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Backpacking Around the World

The idea of setting up as a freelancer and backpacking around the world for years at a time is enough to give most people butterflies. That glorious feeling of tingling anticipation occupying some elusive space between the chest and stomach can get pretty intense.

It was certainly like that for me before I left.

If you’re reading this article right now, there’s a good chance you’re at least considering firing your boss and/or booking a ticket to some faraway place for remote work and a major life reset.

It’s also likely you’ve heard how such global gallivanting can change you for the better, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and a bunch of other words that end with two L’s and a Y.

As someone who’s been travelling for around three years so far, I can assure you that the hype is very real. And while serendipity is indeed a noble pursuit, there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned heads-up about one or two things before you leave.

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