If you would have told me when I was a child, and even a young man, that I’d be traveling the world in my twenties and thirties — I probably would have laughed at you.

Yet, 7+ years after I first left the United States, I’m still on the road. I’m still traveling. And I still feel amazed I am.

In all honesty, even with all of the imagination I had as a kid, I couldn’t have dreamed up as a kid the adventures I’d have, the amazing people I’d meet, and the incredible places I’d see.

And better yet, it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought to start traveling the world and I’m just bummed I didn’t start sooner!

Looking back on the person I was in 2011 when I traveled abroad for the first time to the person I am now, it’s insane the difference travel has made on my life and how those miles I’ve gone have shaped the person I’ve become.

But how did all of this vagabonding and bouncing around the globe come about? How did I start traveling the world from the very beginning? To answer these questions, I’ve made the second episode of my vlog series all about what led me to this point. It was amazing revisiting the past and taking a literal stroll down memory lane as I film this episode while in the first country I ever visited: New Zealand.

Traveling the world changed my life forever, and it will definitely change yours if you haven’t started yet.

Watch the episode below and share a thought or two! If you haven’t yet, I’d be stoked if you subscribed to the YouTube channel so you can follow along with the new adventures to come!

Vlog Episode 2: How I Started Traveling the World

How did you start traveling the world?


  1. Renuka Walter April 5, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Well, I wouldn’t say that I have started traveling the WORLD. I have mostly explored my own country (India) so far. But I hope to explore the world as well. I have always loved traveling, and I am happy that I was determined enough to pursue it and make it a full-time profession. 🙂

    1. Ryan - Site Author April 25, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      Well, exploring your own country is still traveling! And that is something a lot of people fail to do, I even haven’t seen much of my own country and I should start on that!


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