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How to afford an extended journey

One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “How could you afford an extended journey like yours? How much did it cost? How much would I have to save to travel long-term?” That is a hard question to answer. Trying to say how much an extended journey costs is a bit like trying to […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Change your mindset

The mind is one of the most complex characteristic of human beings. It is the element that enables thinking, perception, reasoning, judgment and human consciousness. Your mindset is influenced by culture, environment, religion, and the many aspects of life. Throughout your life, you’ve developed certain ways of thinking. You’ve managed to wrap your mind around […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Break out of the rut

You’re in a rut. And you can’t quite figure out how to get out. It happens to us all. I’m convinced it’s the natural path of humankind. Life settles into a comfortable routine and, before we know it, we’re in the rut. On the hamster wheel. Spinning fast but getting nowhere. You CAN break out […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Believe in your Dream

You know that dream you’ve been tossing around in your head? Do you believe in it? I mean – DO YOU BELIEVE IN IT? Can you  say with 100% certainty that this dream – this goal you’ve got – is something you want to commit yourself to? Really commit yourself to? I can tell you […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Define your Dream

What is your dream? Do you know? Is it some nebulous cloud of ideas floating around somewhere out there, foggy, undefined? Or do you know exactly what it is that you hope to do? You’ve spent hours thinking about it, defining  and refining it until you know exactly what your dream looks like? It is […]

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Can we all really follow our dreams?

I logged on to Facebook this morning and found this status by a friend: Some other friends responded back with it being the power of positive thinking and how it’s worth it in the end to follow your dream. Hanna came back with this: And she’s absolutely right. If every single one of us chucked […]

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Now's the time

8 Steps to live your dream

Today’s guest post come from Slavko Desik, who blogs at Lifestyle Updated. Having the ability, or dare I say freedom, to fully enjoy our life based on the link between what we dream for and what we do is, I believe, the ultimate currency. More often than not this is just a mere wish, probably […]

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Travel is good for kids – except when it isn’t

Travel is good for kids. It allows kids to see that not everyone lives just like them. It allows them to see that we’re more alike than different. Travel allows our children to stretch their horizons and learn new things. Travel is good for kids. Except when it isn’t. If you’ve read my blog, you’ll […]

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Debt: The #1 Dream Killer

I hear so much about debt in this country and, truth be told, I’m puzzled. I don’t understand how anyone can put themselves into the massive amounts of consumer debt this country is known for. It seems to me that debt is the main dream killer in our country. I get that sometimes the debt […]

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It’s all about perspective

It’s amazing what a difference perspective can make. Two people look at the exact same set of circumstance, but come to radically different conclusions. You know what they say… When life gives you lemons, make lemonade I’ve known a few military families in my time, and it’s always interesting to hear what they say. Some […]

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It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves

Seven tips to overcome fear

“You’re so brave,” a friend said. “How do you overcome fear?” We, as humans, have this tendency to build up the unknown into some kind of great big monster out to slay us. We look ahead into the vast expanse of indefinite spread out before us and see it as something too big, too immense […]

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If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Michael Korda You all know how I feel about THE BOX. The box society puts us in and that we grow up believing we need to live in. The box that places certain constraints and expectations upon our lives. It’s up to us […]

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Keryn and Dek exploring Macau

Making the decision to live a life less ordinary: Is it a mistake?

It was six years ago that my husband and I made the difficult decision to quit our jobs in order to live a life less ordinary. We agonized over every tiny aspect of our decision, trying to figure out in advance if we were making the right one. In the end, it was the best […]

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Enjoy the here and now. It’s a conscious decision.

I first met Amy and Mike, who blog at Worldschool Adventures, back in June in Vancouver where we were all attending the TBEX conference for travel bloggers. I had just spent many years on the road and was thrilled to be in one place for a change; they were giddy with excitement about their upcoming […]

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You get to decide how you’ll live today; take advantage of it

What would you do today if you knew tomorrow wouldn’t come? Would you live your life differently? Talk more with loved ones? Go outside and feast on the wondrous sights around you? Live today to the fullest and enjoy each moment? OK, I know what you’re thinking. I wouldn’t wash the dishes or take out […]

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A traveling lifestyle: The result of wise choices or luck?

Are we just really lucky that we can manage to travel long-term like we’re doing, or is this lifestyle the result of wise choices? I think it’s a little bit of both. As I think back upon my 50 years on this planet, I can think of many events that, ultimately, led to my being […]

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