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Europe Travel as a Political Act: Don't let Fear stop you!

Being a Courageous Wanderer takes determination and willpower with a large dose of Knowledge

For a large part of my adult life, I was AFRAID to travel to Europe. Considering all of the world destinations I have traveled to in the last few years, this may be surprising to those who know me. Travel overseas seemed filled with obvious and hidden dangers to me for a very long time. Terrorism, foreign languages, foreign currency, crime, disease and Foreign People most of all. I was afraid to travel "over there" because I would be vulnerable and outside my comfort zone of the United States and the few Caribbean islands that I had visited so far.

As the years went by I could not escape the feeling that I was missing something in my life experiences. I love to travel and I felt that by being afraid to travel overseas I was reading a book that only had one page and I was reading the same page over and over. Finally, as I approached a Milestone Birthday, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and take my first trip to Europe. That trip was a 12 day wonder of new sights, sounds, tastes, people, history, culture and amazing beauty that has stamped my soul forever. I have traveled all over the world since then and I have not looked back! I have turned my love of TRAVEL into a business now, where I invite others to step outside of their comfort zones and experience what life has to offer Courageous Wanderers like me.





Not too long ago I spent a Saturday afternoon watching travel expert Rick Steves lecture about travel during his Travel Festival event in Seattle, Washington. Of all the talks about travel that day, one of his lectures stood out to me more than others. "Travel as a Political Act" is a lecture everyone who dreams of traveling the world should see and hear. If fear or some other "reason" is holding you back from your travel dreams, watch this video by Rick Steves for real talk about why you should step out of your comfort zone and fulfill your dreams of travel. Once you watch, please comment and let me know what you think!

See video at this link below:

Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves

Posted by Gerriv 09:12 Archived in USA Tagged travel europe rick steves

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