Why should you travel the world?
To experience different cultures? To see ancient wonders? To taste different flavors and foods than what you are familiar with? To understand the world and people better?
I can’t tell you why you should travel the world in a short post, because there are thousands of reasons to. But I will say, in short, that travel will surely change you. All I will do is show you why you should travel the world, with the incredible sights I’ve seen and the experiences I’ve had after 4 years — compiled into an epic adventure video that’ll hopefully inspire you.
I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already since I first left the United States.
As I was sorting through the entirety of my footage from traveling the world, I was also listening to a speech by Alan Watts called “Choice“. Alan Watts is a philosopher that on many occasions has been a big inspiration of mine.
This speech in particular goes into the nature of worrying so much about consequences that we forget to choose our own life, and it’s helped me maintain confidence in my journey so far. And still helps daily. I’ve struggled in the past with worrying about outcomes and effects of my actions. Fear is what makes us stagnant.
Will I run out of money?
Will I get injured?
Plenty of worries arise when setting out on a passionate or creative endeavor, and like all of them the stakes can seem so high compared to the normal routine that it scares many of us from taking a shot at it.
But whether you make a mistake or not, the Universe will help you through the trial and errors to show you that, on the path of your passions, they were just a part of the journey. The real mistake is never taking a chance, never pursuing life in its entirety for what makes your heart sing and your spirit soar.
So, as I go into my 4th year since I began traveling the world, I put this together to remind myself to be confident in my desires, to be confident in myself, and to be confident in what I want in life. Hopefully, if you need some inspiration, the words of Alan Watts and some travel footage can strike some chords to break past worries.
I’ll be writing an article talking more in-depth about what it’s been like trading the world the past 4 years, my best and worst experiences, life lessons, and more. Also, you can expect another video with me talking about these things and showing more footage.
For now, here is a montage of footage from 4 years of traveling as my anniversary for when I first left the United States.