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29 life lessons learned in travelling the world for 8 years straight

29 life lessons learned in travelling the world for 8 years straight
EDIT: This blog post was written on my 8 year travel anniversary in 2011. THIS year (2013) I celebrated my TEN year travel anniversary with a much more visual representation of the top ten lessons learned in travelling the world, including the absolute best footage from my travels, and you can hear me speak out the lessons directly to the camera. Here it is: If you liked this video, please copy and paste this:

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Short but tricky management ability test - StumbleUpon The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you are qualified to be a “manager.” The questions are not that difficult. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? The Traveller’s Medicine Cabinet: 5 Essential Drugs for the Road While out roving you aren’t always (or even often) anywhere near a hospital or pharmacy. But, if you pack these nutritional supplements and natural medications wherever you go, you’ll be able to cope just fine. #1: Kratom The World Traveler’s Guide to Tipping: 50 Tipping Customs for 25 Vacations The World Traveler’s Guide to Tipping: 50 Tipping Customs for 25 Vacations Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 3:36pm by admin For the international traveler, getting used to the intricacies of day to day life in another country can be a challenge to say the least, even if you speak the language.

Springtime Renewal: Ten Quotations to Inspire You My thoughts have turned to spring, partly because my eyes are itching and partly because the trees up and down my block are in bloom. My friends in the Southern Hemisphere are coming to the end of summer, not winter, but I hope they'll be inspired by these quotations and commentary anyway. {*style:<b><i> "Woman with a Parasol in a Garden" by Renoir Helsinki is the world's most honest city while Lisbon is the least in lost wallet test Test by Reader's Digest dropped wallets in 16 cities worldwide and counted how many were given backHelsinki in Finland topped the survey, handing back 11 of 12 wallets, while only one was returned in Lisbon, PortugalNew York was joint third while London came joint ninth in the test By Kieran Corcoran Published: 14:50 GMT, 24 September 2013 | Updated: 18:06 GMT, 26 September 2013 It is a classic conundrum and a yardstick of morality - if you found an abandoned wallet, would you give it back? But while everyone would have their own reasons for keeping or returning a lost item, a new study has revealed which cities worldwide have the best record for acts of honesty. A total of 16 cities - including New York, London and Mumbai - were put to the test when 12 wallets were dropped in prominent places containing family photographs, contact details and the equivalent of £30 in cash.

Letting Go of Attachment, from A to Zen “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha. If there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting. Yet we consistently put ourselves in situations that set us up for pain. How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel I’m confused. I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? How is it possible to travel for so long? Where does the money come from?

Graham Hughes: British man is first person to visit all 201 countries WITHOUT using a plane Graham Hughes, 33, used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a weekYesterday he trudged into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to end the epic journey that began in his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009Spent four days 'in a leaky boat' to reach Cape Verde, was jailed for a week in Congo, and was 'saved from Muslim fundamentalists by a Filipino ladyboy'His lowest point was when his sister, Nicole, died of cancer two years agoHe says: 'I think I wanted to show that the world is not some big, scary place, but in fact is full of people who want to help you' By Matt Blake Published: 10:09 GMT, 27 November 2012 | Updated: 09:09 GMT, 10 December 2014 If anything can be said about record-breaking globetrotter Graham Hughes, it's that - throughout his travels - he's always kept his feet firmly on the ground. Scroll down for video Bolivia: The Death road from La Paz to Coroico

Ten Money Lessons from the Great Depression For most economists it is no longer whether there is going to be a recession, but what type of recession it is going to be—short recessions like the one from 1990 to 1991 and the one from March to November 2001, or something like the Great Depression. No matter which it ends up being, one of the best places to look for sound advice is from those people who have survived the worst of economic times—namely your grandparents. Here are ten ideas you may want to take from them: How to Go From Introvert to Extrovert As a child I was very introverted, often spending my time on the computer, reading, playing video games, or pursuing other solo hobbies. I’d spend time outdoors biking, exploring the nearby fields and hills (which today are filled with houses), or shooting hoops, but I’d usually favor doing these things alone or with people I knew very well. I never felt too comfortable around strangers, and I never cared for big family events. Psychological tests like the Myers-Briggs pegged me squarely as an introvert. Anyone who knew me would have described me as an introvert without a second thought. Like many introverts I was pressured by others to socialize more.

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