Dreaming of Backpacking? How to Make the Jump to Execution

Every single day in my “backpacking” search results in TweetDeck, I see tweet upon tweet from people who wish to travel the globe.

Tweets such as…




Everyone WANTS to travel, or they SAY they want to travel. But when the rubber meets the road and it comes down to executing on that desire to travel, not enough people follow through and turn their dreams into reality.

Can I be blunt?

Stop making excuses. Stop asking people whether you should go or not. Stop reading travel blogs trying to decide whether you can afford it. Stop worrying whether your parents will be pissed. Stop caring whether you have a friend to go with you. Stop caring whether your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to go. Stop worrying about the fact that you won’t have a job when you get back. Obliterate the mindset that “normal people” don’t leave for months at a time.

Stop tweeting that you WANT to go.

Commit, Buy your f’ing ticket already and GO. Figure the rest out later.

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Yes, anything IS possible. Now go make it so.


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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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