Inspirational Stories
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Don’t Let Your Ship Set Sail Without You!

Many people “lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them” (Henry David Thoreau).Will you say yes when the experience of a lifetime is offered to you? Torre DeRoche, author of ...


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Diving With Sharks In Australia – No Cage Required

I can see them circling in the inky waters below, shadows loitering beneath me as I descend. My heart is pounding in my chest, beating to an unrecognizable rhythm. Cold oxygen pours into my mouth as I inhale short shallow breat...



Hitchhiking Across Europe: My Journey

Walking away from a stable job and with my world on my shoulders, I asked my kind mother to drive me to a gas station I knew near a busy road. Coming from a small village, she was wary of my idea to hitchhike through Europe alo...


Why I Quit My Life to Travel

As I approached the end of my teenage years, I was forced to answer a question that would affect the rest of my life. What should I study at university? Effectively, it asked what job and life I would have until the end of my d...



Are You Addicted to Travel?

As a chocolate addict, I know the rules to avoiding a relapse: I try to keep anything cocoa-flavored out of my home and I avoid the appropriate aisles of temptation at the grocery store. But every once in a while, a craving wil...


How to Live the Life That You Want

We all know how it is that we are meant to live our lives. We go to school and we work hard to get good grades. We graduate and get a good job that enables us to pay our mortgage at the end of each month. We then take two weeks...