For most of my life, I knew that I wanted to travel more: it wasn’t until my mid-twenties when I lived abroad and travelled a whole lot that I realised just how valuable it was, beyond just getting away from normal life and having fun. Travelling completely transformed my life, and sent my personal and professional development on a path that would have been utterly different had I stayed home.
This makes it no surprise at all that I’m excited about this episode. Three people who all think the same as me? Perfect! Hope you enjoy and get some inspiration from this episode, the way I have.
Show notes: Episode 152 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Because travel has changed my life in so many varied ways, I know that it’s transformative; when I talk to three other people who believe this, like for this Episode 152 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I’m even more sure about how transformative travel can be. If you’re able to rearrange your budget to get travelling then go and do it!
In this episode I start off speaking with Dean O’Shea who runs a business devising trips for mostly corporate professionals with the hope that they’ll be transformational – and it sounds like it’s working. Dean gives me a couple of examples of people he’s already helped to have some major life transformations as a result of particular travel experiences.
I then chat with Nate Hake who used to be a trial lawyer in the United States. These days he’s travelling the world – he was about to head to Tblisi, Georgia when we spoke – and his own life has been substantially transformed through his travel experiences. As an Aussie I’m proud to say there were Australians involved in this transformation, too!
Finally, I talk with Fiona Galloway who uses the tag line “transformative travel” to describe the tours she runs. She’s passionate about the power of travel to transform lives in so many ways.