The Art Of Travel is your daily dose of travel inspirations. This site is run by travel addicts for travel addicts. We write about evolving travel trends and aim to entertain and educate our readers. Travel tips, travel hacks, travel stories, FREE destination guides — we have you covered.
There are more travelers with full time jobs than full time travel nomads with no jobs. This website is for the former, the majority of you.
Our motto is simple: “Travel and explore everything — the wild, the urban settlements, the deep oceans, the high mountains, the remote corners of the earth. Walk religious pilgrimages, visit diverse cultures, experience, wander, and explore everything under the sun.”
The Art of Travel has become one of the largest wanderlust and adventure travel sites, serving millions of people from all over the world. The purpose of this site is to be the encyclopedia on “all-things-travel” but written and presented in a personable way through our writing, photos, and storytelling.
Our Mission in Life
Our mission is to influence and help one billion people to travel and see the world while having a job, business or family, and do so on a realistic budget.
The Art of Travel project started almost a decade ago as a series of home diaries, maps, travel notes, and letters.
Over the years our collected memories, inspirational stories, funny travel tales, incidents and disasters, travel notes, photos of beautiful (and at times extreme) places that we have visited and stories of other travelers and their expeditions became such a huge collection that it would be unfair to not share them with the world.
Now we are sharing many of our previously untold stories with you and we want to motivate you to travel more. Traveling is one investment that will make you richer in every sense of whatever that word means.
The World is a Book
On this site, you will find specific tips for couples travel, solo travel, world travel, adventure travel, highpointing in the United States and abroad, peak-bagging, and visiting extreme places such as the North Pole, South Pole, and ultimately Outer Space and the Universe.
The Art Of Travel Story
Everyone has some travel dreams. Some of you want to travel the world. Some of you want to travel to a few particular destinations. Our travel dream is to travel the world and touch as many lives as we can.
We want to travel because we find our hearts in every home and every nation. We two fell in love because we both were already madly and deeply in love with travel and longed for an adventurous life.
Keep traveling and exploring so you can experience the oneness of all life on this earth.
We have dedicated our lives to helping people realize this oneness — the oneness of everything. And what better way is there to truly see “life” in its fullest glory than to travel wide and far?
Travel is an art and you can master the art of traveling. Whether you have a 9-to-5 job or a family or even a new baby, you can travel. We both work to support our travel costs and this website.
Whether you work full-time, part-time or overtime, you can always travel. There is always at least one place where you can and should visit. Whether you have money saved or not, you can still travel. We will show you and teach you all the travel hacks that there is in the trade.
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I am obsessed with travel. Also, I am obsessed with understanding the essence of human life, and I am obsessed with the journey of life and the mysteries of this world. I have been traveling for a long time and I have no plans to slow down.
“When you travel, you are with yourself. You can’t carry your belongings, your home, your past. Long-term travel is a form of meditation and a life of simplicity.”
Traveling makes me grounded. I find myself rooted in the simple truths of life – life is short, our time is precious. We are here to experience and participate in this cosmic dance of complex organic molecules that we call life.
Everything in life comes and goes. Objects of possession, money, power, and fame can be earned and lost. But, time is the only thing which is equal for everyone. Time is the only resource that levels the playing field for all of us: be it a homeless person or a billionaire king.
Travel as a Spiritual Experience
The other reason I think travel is the best thing to pursue is because traveling is spiritual by nature. As soon as you leave your home you are outside of the familiar. When you leave your comfort zone you become “present” in the here and now. You become meditative. Your brain begins producing complex neurotransmitters that make you more aware, more awake, happier and enlightened.
Travel shows you that all of us are the same creatures, the same kind of animals looking for the same things in life: love, family, peace, joy, purpose, and meaning in life. This makes me wonder, am I really different or separate from others?
Maybe I am just a part of this cosmos and all living creatures are my siblings and cousins. So, in a sense, I am you and you are me. I have no fear because there is no ‘other’ out there to threaten me. What is yours is mine, what is mine is yours. I am not afraid to die because I am alive, I have lived. Nor am I afraid to venture out because life is a circle — it is infinite and eternal.
I want to make travel movies and documentaries, but most of all I want to connect with you. I like to tell stories. That is all I dream about.
Cheers to life!
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A traveler at heart, I am a free spirit. I do not seek money, nor fame. Nor do I have ambitious career goals or dreams of running a huge non-profit. I am a “detachment” type of person when it comes to anything that binds you to a single place. I want to just travel and see the world.
I love my family and I like having fun with my friends and I like to relax and just chill. But then I get bored and I start thinking about our next adventure. Travel has taught me so much. I am not a religious person, but I am a spiritual person who sees things for what they are.
People and places are temporary. Time moves. Things change, decay and ruin. People forget and society moves on. There is no point spending your precious energy and time (the little that we all have) on things that are futile and fleeting.
You may ask, what do I gain from traveling? Well, everything. I find my peace when I move. I find contentment when I travel and hear the same stories of sorrows and joys. People dance, sing and celebrate life in each corner of the earth.
We are all one. In your happiness, I find my happiness. In your success, I am successful. When you suffer, I suffer. I do not need anything more than what the Universe has already blessed me with.
I want freedom. The freedom to move, the freedom to make my own decisions, the freedom to be able to say “yes or no” to any situation. Money, jobs, and social ties often take away your freedom. And, you don’t even realize it until you feel trapped in your world.
I believe, the most valuable currency in this world is time. And, the most valuable thing to possess is personal freedom, independence, and self-reliance. I could go on but this page would soon become a book. I will make some videos instead and post them on The Art of Travel YouTube.
Cheers to life!
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Not all adventures are jumping from an airplane. Sometimes an adventure can just be trying spicy (or super HOT) cuisine in Morocco or India, or boating in the Florida Everglades amidst the hungry alligators, or climbing the highest mountain in each state or country. The possibilities are endless.
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Until then keep traveling and keep exploring!