Building Great Relationships While Travelling The World

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato   Context  At the end of 2014 I was reaching the end of my 20,000km hitchhiking across USA when an interesting guy called Tony reached out and invited me to CouchSurf at his place in […]

On Maximising Your Morning Routine

The sun has not caught me in bed for 50 years. – Thomas Jefferson    Travel And Morning Routine If having a morning routine is hard enough, try having a morning routine on the road. Sometimes you don’t know where you’ll be waking up, let alone what your routine will be when you open your […]

We All Want To Feel Important

“If I have to choose between you and me – I like me better.” – Charlaine Harris   Everything We Do I want to be noticed. I wanted to be the best student. I wanted to feel valued by people in society. I wanted to feel accepted. Even now, I want recognition. I want to be […]

You Are Going To Die

To the well organised mind, death is but the next adventure. – J. K. Rowling   My View on Death Death is something that scared me for a long time. I guess it was the prospect of the unknown. Where will I go? What will it look like? Who will be there? It was a […]

The Power of Gratitude

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust Gratitude & Travel It’s easy to get caught up in the thick of things. For a long time, I took a lot for granted. It wasn’t until I began travelling and […]

How To Stay Healthy On The Road

Eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply, move harmoniously – Jean-Pierre Barral   Importance of Health When I first went travelling, I got drunk most nights, ate unhealthy fried food, and compromised my sleep in the process – it was a vicious cycle. The unpredictability of travel was causing great strain on my health. Routine was […]

The Importance Of Experiential Learning & Investing In Your Mind

You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace. – Frank McCourt   A Passion For Learning I grave learning new things. When I’m not learning, I feel like I’m stagnating and slowly dying inside. I was lucky to grow up alongside a Grandma who had a big passion […]

How To Travel When You’re Not Travelling

Wherever you go, go with all your heart – Confucias   A Base & Building Roots After travelling non-stop for 3 years, I decided to take a break from the road, set up some roots and build a good healthy routine. Of course, I love travel and after all the experiences I’ve created, there’s no […]

Happiness Is Found In The Contrast

“Nothing easy is worth having.” – Bob Marley   Travel Ups and Downs  Travelling is a rollercoaster ride full of highs and lows. Since I began travelling in 2012, I’ve been up and down like a yoyo. I have felt happy, sad, lost, joyful, depressed, elated, lonely, angry, confused, focused and anxious. As much as […]

5 Reasons Why Gen-Y Are Choosing Experiences Over Materials

Material things don’t matter – John Catsimatidis An Exciting Era It’s 2016 and there’s no doubt we’re living in an extremely exciting era where individuals, particularly Generation Y, are placing more importance on experiences rather than materials. In the pursuit for contentment and happiness, it’s no longer about the latest iPhone, trendiest clothing or shiniest car. […]

How To Keep on Going When The Novelty Wears Off

Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems – Gever Tulley    The Honeymoon Period For those who have started their own idea, it feels great when you first set off. Enthusiasm, inspiration and energy is sky high. The honeymoon phase is in full swing and you […]

Learning To Say No

Trying to please everybody is impossible – if you did that, you’d end up in the middle with nobody liking you. You’ve just got to make the decision about what you think is your best, and do it. – John Lennon People Pleaser  Do you find it difficult to say no? Are you living life […]

On Not Letting Fear Cripple You

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho   The Crippling Nature of Fear Fear, that small but mightily crippling 4-letter word that plaques everyone into inaction at some point in their life. It’s subtle, convincing, and I’ve been a prisoner to fear many, many […]

The Power of Travel

Wherever you go becomes part of you somehow – Anita Desai   My Experience Believe it or not, I didn’t used to be that interested in travel. I was brought up to believe that travel was luxury, for the privileged few, and something you did in retirement. At 21 I thought it would be a waste of […]

On Living Life On Your Own Terms

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much – Jim Rohn   The Importance of Lifestyle Design  Lifestyle Design. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. For a long time I drifted through life […]

Is Your Mind A Prison Or A Playground?

The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha   Does what you choose to believe empower you or imprison you? Do you feel trapped and continually get stuck in your mind?   My Mindset Prior To Travel Before I hit the road, I lived in my own prison, and I wasn’t even […]

Ideas Are Abundant, Execution Is Scarce

Ideas Are Abundant I have hundreds of ideas, dreams and things I want to achieve. And so does my mum, the postman and the baker down the street. But why do many people never realise their ideas? Why do some people take their ideas to the grave and die with their music still in them? […]

On Increasing Your Productivity

Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. – Leo Babauta    Travel and Being Busy Back to the days when I first started travelling in 2012. I was adventuring New Zealand in a campervan and I was desperate to see and do everything imaginable. I set out a military schedule […]

A Letter to Myself

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you – Lao Tzu   Introduction When you’re travelling, it’s inevitable that you’ll have your ups and downs on the road. The ups are great but how you deal with the […]

4 Pillars To Prosperity

 “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb   The Road Is Long I’m sure there’s lots of long term nomads that agree that it’s easy to become jaded to travel after a while. My longest stint on the road was 3 years non-stop. […]