When you look for them, there are lessons from life everywhere, but I really believe that when you’re travelling, the learnings really come in thick and fast. You’re experiencing new and different things, you’re probably more open to learning because you’re out of your comfort zone and away from your everyday routine, and in my case, I really want to learn from my travels because that helps me justify continuing to travel!
In this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I was lucky to speak with three inspiring men who’ve each had quite different travel backgrounds, but have all realised that travelling of pretty much any kind has a lot of lessons to teach us.
Show notes: Episode 40 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Important Things Travel Teaches Us
I’m always looking for great reasons to persuade others to travel more and Episode 40 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast provides quite a few of those. I chat with three guests who each have had interesting experiences teaching them sometime important on their travels.
Jeff Ryan, who in previous episodes has taught us the dangers of porcupines eating the rubber parts of your car, returns to chat about how travel can teach us a much more open mindset.
Following Jeff, I chat with Chris Christensen who has already learnt that anything bad that happens on your travels is just a good story and not worth otherwise remembering, and he shares a great story about having trouble finding room at the inn when his children were young.
Finally, I get very philosophical with Jeff Sandquist who went on a road trip and figured out some enormous changes he needed to make to his life.
- Jeff Ryan’s author website
- Jeff’s book, Appalachian Odyssey
- Chris Christensen’s site Amateur Traveler
- Chris’s Amateur Traveler podcast
- Jeff Sandquist’s website
- Jeff’s Intentionally Wandering podcast