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…

Following my dreams led me here.

[Wellawaya, Sri Lanka, photo taken August 19th] __________________________________ Three years ago, I had a hunch: quit my teaching job in Atlanta, move abroad to London (with nothing) by Summer ’14 and start my globetrotting writer/entrepreneur career. It didn’t make sense. It wasn’t “logical.” And it sure was terrifying. But that’s what makes following your dreams…

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…

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!)…

A Travel Tip You Don’t Normally Hear

Contrary to popular ways, manifesting more travel does *not* begin with a budgeting system or searching for cheap flights. It begins with your mindset. Life tends to meet us at our attitude…and I can g-u-a-r-a-n-t-e-e you cannot “doubt” or “complain” your way into more travels. Instead of focusing on your lack, start cultivating a positive…

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.

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…