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My dream of traveling the world is coming true!

By SammyK on Wed, Sep 3rd 08 at 04:46PM | Permalink | Comments (6)

"When one looks back over human existence, however, it is very evident that all culture has developed through an initial resistance against adaptation to the reality in which man finds himself"
- Beatrice Hinkle

Traveling the world. Most people only dream about such a thing. I once dreamed it. While I was dreaming it, I started to look around at why most people did not bring this dream to fruition.

My first thought was that it was a lack of money that held people back. As Ameircans, suposedly, we're in the top 10% of the world's weathiest people. So that can't be it. Then I started noticing people who were 40 and 50 years old sitting behind a computer in their cubicles. These are the people who said they were going to travel the world when they were younger. They never did.

Perhaps there's always an excuse. "I have to finish college." "I just got a new job." "I've got a new girl friend." "I just got married." "I just had a kid." "I'm too old for this stuff." All are perfectly good excuses not to have the time of your life by traveling around the world.

But I suddenly realized I was in a possition in my life where I had absolutely no excuse. I just finished college. I had no girlfriend, no kids, no house. I had a good-paying job, but that was it.

Then it hit me. If I don't travel around the world now, I never will.

Needless to say, that thought scared me into where I am right now. If you'd like the whole story of how me an William ended up becoming travel companions, check out our story.

We're merely days away from embarking on an incredible journey that will no doubt change our lives forever. Thanks for joining us on our adventure.

P.S. If you're one of the one's who doesn't think we can travel all the way around the world under $10,000 - keep your eyes fixed on our budget. That's right - we're making our budget public to prove that you don't need $300,000 to travel the world and have the time of your life.

Comments

el clinto wrote on September 11th 08 at 10:32AM
Can I have your babies?
Alison wrote on September 11th 08 at 12:10PM
That is a very "naughty" picture Samuel!! I'm telling and showing your mother.
Ryan wrote on September 14th 08 at 09:06PM
Sam, have a great trip, I hope you thoroughly enjoy every single minute of it. I also hope that your two pairs of underwear don't fail you.
mango wrote on September 15th 08 at 08:44PM
pretty cool idea...i leave the 29th to backpack southern south america for a few months...

chile > bolivia > peru > brazil > argentina > patagonia area > chile

if we are in the same area i am down to meet up and exchange some stories
AliatheKnife wrote on September 19th 08 at 11:42AM
cool idea
hopefully there be more information on your itinerary & budgets soon
:)
Patch wrote on July 23rd 09 at 06:35PM
this is exactly what my life story begins and ends with... i wish the two of you to have the time of your life and truly find something in your travels that will inspire you to continue to travel or change the views that you percieve things as you do know...
just remember if you don't know where you're going, you can never get lost ;)
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