When we first decided to take this trip a year ago, we didn’t know anyone who had done it. Oh sure, there were famous travelers like Tim Ferriss and Rolf Potts, but not anyone we actually knew or could relate to.
We started our blog partly because we couldn’t find the information we needed to plan such a big trip. That statement seems really funny to me now because we have virtually and literally met dozens of people who are planning, taking, or finished with a round-the-world (RTW) trip.
It is like when you buy a new car. You never noticed that type of car much before, but now that you have one they seem to be everywhere!
The same goes for stating your dreams and intentions out loud and actively working to get them. You’ll meet all kinds of people on a similar path, and you lighten each other’s loads by journeying together.
I would have never in a million years thought we would have found a community of like-minded people for such a life-changing experience, but we did. And we haven’t even left on our trip yet!
This is how we found people and information to help us complete our dream trip:
- Twitter – there is a huge group of travelers on Twitter, and we can benefit from sharing information as well as have the opportunity to get to know each other as friends.
- Our blog gains in popularity over time, and that allows other travelers and bloggers to find us. It works the same way for them.
- Telling other people will often result in a response like “oh, my friends Jana and Steve took a trip like that!” and you then get an introduction to them. This happens more often than you would think.
What dream or intention do you have that you hold secret waiting for the “some day” when you’ll attempt it? Why not start talking about it now? Just like with that new car, you’ll start seeing other people on your path everywhere you go, and it will make it almost impossible NOT to follow your dream.
Just try it.