Travel is best when you interact with others. As tourists we fixate on the new foods, the unique sights, etc. But we should not ignore the real beauty of any destination – its people – and should take advantage of any opportunity to experience something with them.
In 2015 my wife and I traveled abroad for 4 months, visiting 18 countries. This article shows how we determined that an extended trip would be possible for us, and how we went about planning it. My hope is that seeing our process convinces others that they are capable of taking such a trip too.
Most people are uneasy with flying, and many have a phobia of it. Floating 5 miles in the air goes against everything that your biology and evolution have taught you. Read through these tips to help manage your fear of flying.