Laulalein is a blogger at the Budget Minded
Traveller, the host of the Budget
Minded Traveller podcast. She is also the author
of The Aspiring
Traveler’s Handbook: A preparation guide to international
travel which is a handbook for those wanting to get
started with travel. She fell in love with being abroad ever since
doing a study abroad in Costa Rica in 2003. She has been travelling
ever 6 months or so since then by mastering the art of traveling and
living on a budget, which is what allows her to continue
on this path of consistent travel. Her work is to inspire and
equip other Americans to get into the world of travel in a
realistic, affordable, and most of all rewarding way.
In this episode we talk
about how she got started in travel due to her love of Spanish and
how when she got back from her study abroad in Costa Rica she was a
different person. This was so influential to her that she would
then earn money only to travel. Then with all this experience,
people came to her for advice and she later started blogging to
give advice to more people. She gives advice for the long term
travellers, solo travellers, and women travellers as well. She
teaches preparedness so therefore when she shares her worst
experience while travelling it is extremely lame. Finally she says
that travel can give you a life and help you get outside your
comfort zone, in her case she found her calling.
Her joke: "Why didn’t the seagull wanna fly over the bay? Because
then it would be a bagel"
Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Could it also provide some benefit and learning experiences later in life? I have always thought this and this is why I have relentlessly travelled the world and now have been to over 80 countries. I have always thought that I was planting the seeds of wisdom while in faraway lands. Through experiences with foreign people, cultures, concepts, and ways of doing things I learned much more than anything I could've done while at home. I interview amazing guests, bestselling authors, scientists, successful business people, dating experts, travel junkies, polyglots (people who speak more than 3 languages), and anybody who I think is interesting for the growth of our listeners and I as people. I think by doing this we can plant the seeds of wisdom which will ultimately lead to our success in career, business, money, relationships, self-worth, and generally being a more well-rounded person. But it requires you to be active making this happen. What do you think?