It’s no secret than in life we need inspiration. I am thankful to some incredible travelers around the world for inspiring me to dream of a life of travel. And today, I travel the world, I write about it and I even became a travel leader for the awesome adventure travel agency Nomad.
Here are some of the travelers (and their websites) that still inspire me to travel every day. Thank you ever so much for inspiring me the way you do, and showing me that it IS possible to make the life you have always dreamed of. I am your eternal fan.
♥ Raising Miro – www.raisingmiro.com – Lainie Liberti and her son Miro (now 15) are traveling the world since 2009. I truly admire Lainie, who also used to work in advertising, and her son, who’s learning a lot from the world he meets from their travels. Check out their website, where “Miro and Lainie share their adventures from the Road of Life, discussing issues of humanity, global citizenship, worldschooling, slow travel, volunteering & living in the moment as they explore the big beautiful planet, they call home. ”
♥ Shannon O’Donnel from A Little Adrift www.alittleadrift.com is another inspiring travel blogger who’s traveling the world as a solo traveler. I love reading her stories and traveling advice. Check out her blog.
♥ Nomadic Matt: www.nomadicmatt.com – Another travel blogger I love reading. Matt is traveling the world since 2006 and has always great stories to tell us, as well as very useful tips. Check out his book too: How to Travel the World on $50 USD Per Day (I’ve bought the book and highly recommend it)
♥ Adventurous Kate: www.adventurouskate.com A female solo traveler has been traveling the world since 2010. Originaly from Massachusetts, Kate has visited already over 50 countries (and counting!) and shares great stories on her website. She’s an inspiration for every female solo traveler, and shows us that is easy to travel the world if you really really want it.
♥ Gary Arndt from Everything-Everywhere: http://everything-everywhere.com – Gary sold his house in 2007 and is since traveling the world. He has visited all 7 continents, over 116 countries and territories around the world and shares awesome stories and experiences through his writing.
♥ Filipe Morato Gomes is one of the few names of portuguese travel writers we immediately think of when we talk about professional travel. Filipe has been traveling the world for over 10 years and sharing his stories, advice and the best alternative city guides you can find on the web (in portuguese). He has traveled around the world on his own, with his family (wife and 5 year old daughter) and he writes about all you need to know about travel on his personal blog www.fmgomes.com and on his professional travel website Alma de Viajante, where you can read amazing articles not only from Filipe but from other professional travelers too. Filipe is also a travel leader for Nomad.pt and his trip to Iran is one of the agency’s bestsellers (the last edition was fully booked within the first 20 hours of being on sale). You can find him giving travel writing workshops too (in portuguese). Check it out: www.fmgomes.com and www.almadeviajante.com
♥ Nicole and Michael from Suitcase Stories, an australian couple who gave up their careers, sold their possessions and left their ‘conventional’ life behind for a life of travel. They have been living a nomadic life for 15 months and see no end in sight. They run Suitcase Stories – www.suitcasestories.com, a website where they share their stories, travel tips and destination guides. Read my interview to Nicole and Michael here: Suitcase Stories: housesitting around the world
♥ Pelo Mundo Fora is another project of mine (in portuguese), together with a few other wanderful travelers who write about their stories and experiences around the world. Check it out too: www.pelomundofora.com
♥ Gonçalo Cadilhe: http://www.goncalocadilhe.com For all the portuguese speakers out there, I recommend reading Gonçalo’s book “The world is easy” (“O mundo é fácil”), a book that will help you organize a long term travel, including wonderful guidance and great advices on a wide range of topics (visas, packing, destinations…). Gonçalo has been a travel writer for over 20 years and has since published several books.
♥ João Leitão, a Portuguese traveler who has visited about 80 countries, now currently living in Morocco. Check out his website http://www.joaoleitao.com/travel/ for some good travel tips and destination guides. Read my interview to João here: João Leitão: from Lisbon to Everywhere