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If you cannot conveniently tumble out of a balloon, or be swallowed up in an earthquake, or get stuck fast in a chimney, you will have to be contented with simply imagining some similar misadventure. -- Edgar Allen Poe
A while back, I mentioned Matt, a global explorer who captured his journey in an engaging YouTube video, shown below.
Matt was contacted by Google and asked to use Google Earth to highlight some of his favorite spots on our globe.
Here's the result:
Matt's just an average guy who wanted to do something extraordinary - travel the world. He didn't spend a fortune doing it. In fact, he says it was cheaper than we might expect.
I saved up at my job for a few years and then quit. That's the simple answer.
It also doesn't cost as much as a lot of folks think. Aside from the flights, I spend less on any given day than I would sitting at home paying utilities, car insurance, parking tickets (I get a lot of parking tickets)...
If you visit regions like Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, and most of Africa -- and you're willing to rough it a little -- you can get by on dollars a day.
His only ambition was to do a bit of travel, and look where it has led him...
So what's your dream? Are you pursuing it? If not, why aren't you taking steps toward it?
Like I quoted from Paul Valéry yesterday, "The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." Get up and do it and make it happen. It might be amazing what comes of it.