McAllister is an independent travel writer who writes more impactful works that would
appear in works like 'National Geographic' rather than '10 things
to do in Chiang Mai''
In this episode we talk about how we caught Jeff at a crossroads in him starting
a chemical engineering degree in Australia after doing travel
writing all over the world, especially island countries. He finds
that the places off the beaten path, a too-often used phrase, is
the best place to meet people. We then talk about how to get into
the travel writing occupation and how to start making money by
submitting stories to magazines and other places that will pay for
you stories. We talk about the story that he wrote which took about
5 weeks to research in which he got paid about $1500 in a very cool
country like Bangladesh while travelling. He then talks about how
great Madagascar is and how it is absolutely necessary to go there.
Finally, he talks about how travel can be a shortcut to wisdom
versus a traditional education. The same way that the hard way to
getting in shape would be to not go to the gym ever, the shortcut
and harder way also is the faster way to get into shape.
His joke: "One electron falls down and another says to the first,
hey, are you ok? Yeah, sure, I'm positive"
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?