Transformational Stories Travel Articles
One of the reasons we love indie travel is because it changes us. It opens our eyes to a larger world, it teaches us about other people and cultures, and it
transforms us into the people we are now. If you are an indie traveler, you no doubt have one (or many) transformational travel experiences to share – come read about how travel has transformed these people. If long-term independent travel changed you, share your story with us.
From Italy to China: A Leap of Faith in the Mouth of the Dragon For Marco Ferrarese, trading a life in Italy for a punk rock musical dream in the USA was the start of an unpredictable back route to a new beginning in exotic Asia. On Their Own Turf: How My Students Became My Teachers in France When Sara Whitestone travels to France, she finds herself in a unique role reversal, becoming the student of those she once taught. Slow Down and Stop to Smell the Daffodils Sometimes life has a way of getting in the way of the important things. Luckily for Cristina Puscas, she realized the source of her unhappiness and made travel a priority again. Confessions of a Lifestyle Traveller Guidebook author and travel writer Samantha Wilson describes her journey to discovering she is a lifestyle traveller, and the ups and downs that life on the road can reveal. Getting Your Boots Dirty: How Volunteering in Africa Changed Me Volunteering on a refugee camp in Africa may not be a typical travel choice, but as Josh Martin explains, it's certainly a transformational one. From Cubicle to Coffee Shop – How Living in Santiago, Chile Changed Me So many people dream of living abroad, but not everyone has the courage to take the risk. Find out what happens when Cathy Dean jumps into a new life in Santiago, Chile. Why We Decided to Road Trip Across Europe in a Self-Built Campervan Before setting off for nine months of traveling in a self-built camper van, Emma Davies looks back at what motivated her and her partner to make such a life changing decision Travel Made Me Who I Am Today What was meant to be a short road trip with friends changed Miruna Corneanu's life forever and made her who she is today - a traveler. How a Dog Walk Changed My Life Forever Sometimes seemingly insignificant moments change your life forever. For Adam Seper, it was an innocent dog walk one random night over five years ago. His life has not been the same since.