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
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.
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On Their Own Turf: How My Students Became My Teachers in France
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.
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Slow Down and Stop to Smell the Daffodils
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.
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From Cubicle to Coffee Shop – How Living in Santiago, Chile Changed Me
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.
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How a Dog Walk Changed My Life Forever
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.
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