Today I know a little more than I did yesterday and tomorrow I’ll know more than I did today. The one constant thing is that I continuously strive to learn. Life is your biggest teacher and traveling is the way I learn. Mohammed once said, “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.”
Traveling has been a gift to many and one that I wish everyone in the world can experience. Not just a two-week vacation but a meaningful trip that will change the way you see life and the way you live. Here are six books that will help on that journey.
1. How to Travel the World on $50 A Day by Matt Kepnes (Nomadic Matt) – When I made up my mind that travel would take over my life, this was the first book I read. I have actually read it three times and continue to reference it throughout. This is a great beginners guide to a life of long-term travel.
2. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts – With information on how to travel long-term, jobs that are suitable while traveling and a list of online references that are very useful. This book empowers you to go out and meet your fellow neighbors around the world while having fun.
3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Although not directly linked to traveling, it could be a great help if you would like to build a blog to document your travels. I was introduced to this book while attending graduate school and have been referring to it to help develop a plan for when I take that coveted Round The World Trip (RTW).
4. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris. I was introduced to this book while waiting to board my flight in Zurich. It’s a great way to develop your thinking and making a living anywhere while having the life you always wanted.
5. Living Forward by Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy. This book has been one of the newer books in my collection but one of my favorites. It focuses on getting the life you want and how to get there. It can be related to many instances and in this case, it's traveling.
6. Frommer’s Europe (Multiple Authors)– In 2004, the movie Eurotrip hit the theaters. The movie put me onto the work of Arthur Frommer. Two years later I boarded my first flight to Europe. Ever since that day, Travel has been my life.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
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