By: Naomi Matlow
Who better to learn from than be inspired by than those that did it themselves?
According to Paul Metselaar, the CEO of Ovation Travel Group, international travel has grown 40% within the last year and the numbers of international travelers is only set to grow in the year ahead. Additionally, National Geographic recently published there top 2020 destinations for transformative travel. They are speaking our language…
Before traveling solo and embarking on your remote work adventure, here are 10 great reads from the Unsettled team, Unsettled alumni, and the Unsettled community who have and continue to experience the transformation that travel and making the world your office brings.
By: Unsettled alum Melody Miles
“Choosing a season of wandering was the best thing I’ve ever done in life. I’d tell you I finally feel like that wild and free girl now, but it required being lost for a good-long while. I’d talk to you about how my greatest transformation emerged from giving the middle finger to other people’s expectations and giving myself permission to beginning again in life.”
By: Unsettled Co-founder Michael Youngblood
“What happened with the rise of agriculture and the worldwide ‘settling’ of our species into literal settlements, towns, cities, and megacities of today, forced us into working longer, harder, and less fulfilling hours. But today, we can take it back.”
By: Unsettled alum Judy Cogan
“For me, my first lesson meant much more than picking up a new skill or working out in a different way. If the urge for self-improvement and embracing the unknown had motivated me to sign up for the trip in the first place, learning to surf was part of seeing that through.”
By: Unsettled Co-founder Jonathan Kalan
“Ultimately, the question most of us face is how do we design our lives to serve that ideal personal vision we have of our future? A life that aligns our values, skills, and interests into one symmetrical feeling of, ‘ah, this is what I’ve been seeking!’”
By: Unsettled alum Stefana Chivoiu
“My eyes filled with tears and I started smiling. This scene and that feeling in the air, the pure bliss that surrounded us, made me understand that really, all we have is now. So why not enjoy it?”
By: Unsettled alum Reihaneh Mozaffari
“I processed the past, assessed my present, and made decisions for the direction I would like my personal and professional life to head in for the next 5 years. The only thing was that I was not prepared for was the shock on my friends and on strangers faces when I told them that I was traveling by train by choice, sometimes taking the whole day to get from one city to the other.”
“The Medellin I have seen in the media is not what I found when I was there and this reminded me that real life travel to new places is always rewarding and surprising.”
By: Unsettled alum Carolyn Gonglefski
“For my 10 year work anniversary with Advent Group in 2018, my company sponsored the personally enriching and enhancing experience of a two-week retreat in Marrakesh with Unsettled. It was during this adventure that I realized that not only do I strive to embrace the unknown, but that my comfort zone – previously limited to the United States and France – is now extended the world over.”
By: Unsettled alum Lauren Hardgrove
“There have been a few times in my life, though, when my intuition has screamed so loudly to drop everything and go that I simply could not ignore her.”
“I find I have the most creative sparks when I let my mind wander and don’t force it, and my mind wanders most when I’m actually physically wandering. Especially in new places exposing the senses to new people, sites, sounds, and tastes.
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