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What If You Could Travel the World? Would You?

Today we have an awesome video post from travelling Dutchman, Henk van der Klok. It's a pretty inspiring call to action for those who are thinking about taking the travel leap. And for those who aren't...

For me, travelling the world is a lifestyle and I believe that anyone can choose to live this life. All you have to do is cross that barrier of fear and get out there!

On the road I usually travel alone and often meet people from completely different walks of life. For me this is one of the greatest joys of travel. For a short while you are immersed in some distant culture and share stories with a total stranger. You learn time and again that there is no right and wrong in life. There's only "different."

Often people ask me how it's possible to stay on the road indefinitely. How do you get money? What if you run out of it? Where do you meet other travellers? What about your future back home?

Many would love to travel long-term themselves but often they think of all kinds of reasons that stop them. I don't speak English very well, I just bought a house, I have to finish school, I'm afraid of flying and the list goes on.

The truth is that you can do anything you set your mind to. The only limits are those you put on yourself!

Most of us have all kinds of insurances. Car insurance, health insurance, funeral insurance, fire insurance, theft insurance. These are all very good things and it's wise to have them. Sometimes, however, you get so mixed up in the plans and routines of everyday life that you forget that there are no insurances in life.

Travel, for me is all about embracing the insecurities. I believe that when you're open to it, opportunity is just around the corner and so you can find adventure, jobs, money and ways to keep travelling anywhere. In the videos on my blog I show other adventures but also how to get a job and different ways of traveling cheap.

The only question you have to ask yourself is, if you could..

Would you?

What If You Could Travel The World Would You (Video)

Bio: Henk van der Klok is a 26 year-old Dutchman with a passion for adventure. He's been on the road for quite some time now and documents all of his adventures and travel stories in videos on The Dutch Adventurist. Follow him on Facebook.

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7 years ago

Great post as usual. I think it’s important to remember that you can travel for part of your life. You don’t have to choose house+car+living in one place OR traveling the world. You can do both! Nothing is set in stone and you’re allowed to make up your own rules. I’ve worked, I’m currently traveling, and I may very well settle down at some point. I try to remember that each day is new and I can always change my mind!

9 years ago

Agree with you on that “The only limits are those you put on yourself!”
I had this “can we ” doubts till my wife dragged me out of the limbo and we had been to Europe last year.
And my what a trip that was.

9 years ago

Of course travel isn’t isn’t for everyone. If you love your job, house, environment or whatever is important in your life. Than by all means pursue that! Like I said: There is no right or wrong way of living life! I made this video thinking of the people that truly want to travel but think they can’t or are to afraid to let go of what seems like a secure job or life. The message is in this video counts for everything in life. Like Will Smith said in the inspiring movie “the pursuit of happiness”: If you want something,… Read more »

9 years ago

i would love to, but i’ve got a priorities list a mile long!! If i didn’t have to worry about making a living and saving for retirement and the fact that i absolutely LOVED my job i would be all for it! 🙂

9 years ago

Wow this is so inspiring. Definitely something to watch whenever I get fed up with saving for my future travels.

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