22 Comments

  1. Sally
    March 12, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Excellent post! I also think journeying is a fantastic way to see the globe like a kid again. Traveling can create the globe seem so new and interesting again. Thanks to provide this amazing content. I really experienced to study this article.

  2. Linda Dornfeld
    January 28, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    I enjoyed your photos and delightful story. When Ali gets tired of traveling with you, I will take her place. lol Happy traveling. 45 years ago I traveled alone in Spain. I learned to put my trust in people for help/advise. There are a lot of wonderful people to meet; some are even relatives!

    • Andrew
      February 6, 2014 @ 5:47 am

      Ali is not the one that will likely get tired first, I will.

      Trust is hard sometimes, especially when communication is more difficult. I am learning though.

  3. Ryan
    January 18, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    Travel really helped me break down my barriers and discover my childlike wonder again. I think traveling opens you up to adventure and an air of care free attitude that isn’t found at home. Stay goofy friend!

    • Andrew
      January 19, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      Indeed. It does seem to help remove that dullness of being in the same routine.

  4. Wesley
    January 14, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    I love your life style.
    Keep on doing the same thing.

    • Andrew
      January 19, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      Thanks.

  5. Gina @ One Day in a City
    January 14, 2014 @ 6:02 am

    Great post! I also think traveling is a great way to see the world like a child again. Traveling can make the world seem so new and exciting again.

    • Andrew
      January 19, 2014 @ 7:26 am

      Yeah, and really if you see things as wonderous and interesting, they are less likely to be annoying and shrill.

  6. Andrea
    October 1, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    Best travel advice ever!

  7. Gran Canaria Local
    September 28, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    Great advice, Andrew. We travelled the age we felt, 17, for many years. Now we’re feeling a tad older, but travelling with boys aged 13, 10, and 3 keeps us young at heart.

    • Andrew
      September 29, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

      I guess my term of “travel like a 12 year old” has really less to do with the actual age. I use it as a reminder to look at the world with an open mind and enjoy wonderment.

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  9. Nicole
    September 28, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    You always need a little comic relief when traveling. Makes things more fun! =D

    • Andrew
      September 28, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      I am usually way more than a little comic relief.

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  13. Ali
    September 28, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    Farts ARE funny! And you ARE a goof :-)

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