“Sri Lanka | The Most Underrated Country in the World”
— Oct. 30, 2017
What if I told you Sri Lanka might be the most underrated country in the world? With beauty beyond comprehension and culture thicker than a bogan accent, it is by far my most memorable trip from this year.
The sensory overload was immediate and the connection was inevitable, so I made it my task to visually convey the warmth of the people and their culture.
So please enjoy this 3-minute clip I made that is sure to stimulate all your senses to show you the sights, sounds, and serenity of the unbelievable country of Sri Lanka.
A massive thanks to http://SriLankaInStyle.com, Sherwani, Jagath, and every other beautiful soul who made sure my stay was incredible.
“The Most Epic Travel Video of 2016!”
— Jan. 2, 2017
No matter who you are or where you’re from, when it’s all said and done, your life will be remembered by 3 things…
1. The year you were born
2. The year you will die
3. And the dash in between
In 2016, I traveled through 27 countries loving, living, and laughing with new friends around the world, on a mission to create the most adventurous-looking dash you’ve ever seen.
When I booked a one-way ticket to Europe in 2013, 10 days after graduating college, I knew no dollar amount would stop me from chasing my dream of traveling the world.
I went broke several times trying to find my happy ending, before realizing the true magic was in the story.
And then I finally discovered the secret to life: Do something that pays the bills, and something that makes you happy.
Then repeat this cycle until the latter does both. Every single moment of your life has determined where you stand today.
That’s called destiny. But there comes a point in time where opportunities, risks, and sacrifices start playing their parts in steering the inevitable direction of your future.
You can always say, “oh it wasn’t meant to be” for you to chase that dream, but oh — WHAT IF IT WAS? What IF you were you meant to apply for that position? What IF you were meant to take that trip? What IF you dared to live a life so terrifying, that all your dreams actually came true? WHAT IF?
In a world that praises the luck but not the hustle, and envies the dream but not the chase, be the outlier. Have patience in the process and belief in the pursuit, because the best part about “living the dream” is knowing how much you sacrificed to get there.
Please do me a favor and share this with one friend and then comment below with the dream you’re FINALLY ready to chase this year.
Speak it into existence, and it WILL happen! And if that dream is travel for you too, then welcome to the club with the most addicting obsession 😉
Travel grows your perspective as you gain a new level of empathy. Travel gives you a front seat at the most raw form of education there will ever be.
Travel is one of the many ways we can bring this world closer together, as we embrace our similarities and appreciate our differences.
Don’t let the media continue to scare you into thinking the world is a bad and dangerous place. 95% of people are inherently good, and your job is to meet them halfway… maybe literally 😉
“Revisiting My High School & Dark Past”
— Feb. 9, 2016
To be honest, I shot this 2 weeks ago, and every time I tried to put this together, I broke down in tears. This has by far been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to publish.
So many people came into my life when I became established and somewhat successful. But not many people knew the repulsive train wreck I was for the majority of my life.
When I went to revisit my high school and speak to some of the classes I sat in as a student, I was forced to relive a dark part of my past that I sometimes forget existed.
There are so many golden lines in this video, so please, watch it in its entirety when you have a chance. Because there’s a message in it for everyone, no matter who you are or what you’re going through in life.
You’ll laugh, cry, and hopefully understand a bit about why I’m so passionate about life.
“The 5 Most African-American Friendly Countries”
— Jan. 23, 2016
One of the most emailed questions I get to my inbox, is about countries that are African-American friendly. So what exactly does that mean? Watch the video and see!
And while it’s important to realize every African-American will have their own unique experience, I just wanted to highlight the most pleasant experiences I’ve received through my 30 countries of travels.
“The 5 Most Confusingly Hilarious British Pronunciations”
— Jan. 15, 2016
While the British accent is heavenly enough for Jesus Himself, there are five words I just can’t get over when it comes to the British pronunciation in some regions of the UK.
Through the laughs and embarrassments on my own discoveries while living in England, I hope you can enjoy, relate, or be entertained by this.
Disclaimer: If you’re British and think my accent is horrendous, please join the club innit! Nope, still can’t use that word right.
“Welcome to The Blog Abroad’s YouTube Channel!”
— Jan. 7, 2016
This was my first YouTube video made as an introduction to me, my blog, and what kind of messages you can expect on this channel. Ultimately, my hope is that you guys can come away from my videos educated, inspired, or entertained.