ATLANTA: I’m Speaking on Wednesday.

ATLANTA… Whatcha up to this Wednesday evening (tomorrow)? If you want an engaging pep talk to get you inspired and pumped to jumpstart your own journey, please come down to this FREE talk at 7:30pm in Little 5 Points this Wednesday. I’ll be speaking about my crazy story from school teacher to jetsetter, and share the…

Seeing My Writing Published on CNN Travel Feels Surreal

  After a week-long, refreshing press visit to two of Mexico’s Riviera Maya beach resorts, I was chasing my connecting flight (in vain) to Louisiana at Dallas-Forth Worth Int’l airport. While in my upteenth line for the day, I hopped on the airport’s wifi and did a bit of browsing on my iPhone, and when…

Mister Levius Goes to PERU!

Sometimes I feel like my life this past year has been one big Grand Prize. I had dreams of traveling the world in a big way (none of that penny-pinching, backpacker stuff) and thought I’d need to hit the lottery jackpot in order to do so. Silly of me to forget that Life offers plenty…

When My Travel Dreams Came Full-Circle

Sometimes you have to stop, take a second, and look how far you’ve come on your journey. Landing and going through Atlanta’s International Concourse (from London) was a full-circle moment for me…just wanted to share my super-quick testimony for anyone else with travel dreams. (Pardon my rushed speaking, needed to catch the next airport shuttle!)…

This Website Can Help You Find Your Dream (Temp) Job Abroad

If you’ve been daydreaming of leaving your home country to live/travel in far-flung destinations AND make money, you might want to add Jobbatical.com to your bookmarks. This neat job search site posts temporary startup positions open to international applicants- work a year in Barcelona as a software developer, join a copywriting team in Thailand, or manage the…

Bungee Jumping Taught Me This One Great Lesson

  /What falling from a 328 ft-high platform in Johannesburg, South Africa taught me about the right timing for courage/ by Travis Levius “Ready? Alright, let’s go. Arms out…three, two, one!” There I was, rushed to a ledge a few hundred feet in the air in Soweto by a group of local men, given no…

How Visualization Helped Make Me a Jetsetter

It wasn’t always like this for me. I used to yearn for more international travel, only being able to scrounge up enough for a trip abroad about every two years. Over the last few years, I’ve harnessed the power- or strategy, if you will- of visualization, imagining that what I want I already have. In…

What Are We So Afraid Of, Exactly?

Alas, taking a chance at the life you want will not kill you…attempting something big, even if you fail your first time, will not destroy your livelihood.

First Impressions: Cape Town

An American traveler’s first 48 Hours in Cape Town, South Africa Images by Travis Levius, @misterlevius Pre-Arrival My Johannesburg visit was lovely- very grateful to have experienced the misunderstood city for myself- but Cape Town has been one of my “must-visit places before dying” for ages.  It’s a place that doesn’t need much selling…we’ve all…

First Impressions: Johannesburg

An American traveler’s first 48 hours in Jozi, South Africa Instagram: @misterlevius Note to self: Next time, avoid visiting Johannesburg during the Christmas/New Year’s season if you’re looking for the usual summertime bustle.  The city, I’ve been told, goes near empty at this time as Jozi dwellers flock to idyllic coastal towns such as Cape Town…

The Big Leap: 5 Reasons I Left the U.S. for London

This new life chapter of mine is an insane one. Earlier this summer I said “ciao” to the USA- my assigned birthplace- for London, UK, the truest home in my heart. People who know me know how infatuated I am with this city, lovestruck ever since I studied abroad here in 2008. I’ll save my…

LondonLife: The Hundred Foot Journey Gala Screening (with Helen Mirren)!

I had a stroke of London luck Wednesday, winning tickets to see the Helen Mirren-fronted UK gala premiere of “The Hundred Foot Journey.” It’s a Steven Spielberg and Oprah-produced film, and I discovered they both appeared at the New York City premiere a few weeks prior. Could you imagine if they came to London?! I,…