I’d like to get a discussion going today.
Whenever I travel abroad for a week or two, I run into others — mostly from non-US countries — whose trips can be measured in months or even years.
Occasionally, some would remark that I, and other Americans by extension, were doing it wrong — perhaps that work should be done in order to travel, and not that travel should be just a break from work.
I can see that; traveling is one of the things I’m passionate about and certainly want to do more of.
But just a bit more, and I would like for some of that travel to be tied to work.
I say this because there were those who took it a step further; those who wanted to stay traveling permanently and work as little as possible in those destinations — perhaps as tour guides, bartenders, surf instructors, and so forth — in order to have as much time left over to enjoy the living as much as possible and pay for the bare minimum of food, lodging, and entertainment.
Not only that, they wouldn’t do this just as a young person or just during retirement, but as part of a permanent life plan.
For those who have made the jump to this lifestyle, for those who have traveled, for those who have never traveled, for those who just want someone to yell at, what do you think of this life philosophy?