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The lessons I learned these past five years traveling around the world along with advice and hard-learned wisdom from the road.
I say this often here on A Little Adrift and in personal conversations. When I meet new people and they hear my story, many are alarmed by some of the countries I have visited. They only hear negative stories and stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media.
Many reader emails express fear over the language barrier in a new place. It’s also a frequent question middle schoolers ask me when I speak in their classroom (right up there with “what’s the grossest thing you’ve even eaten?).
It can mean lonely at times, I have never been lonelier than when I was sick on the road, but those moments are the exception, not the rule.
Traveling the world for five years on end is out of the norm for most people, and many friends tell me they would never switch places with me because they can’t imagine that many long stretches away from a home-base. But almost every person I meet expresses a wish to travel somewhere, even if on a short vacation.