The World At Large
The following is an account of my journeys throughout the world. What started off as a couple of months to get away for an adventure turned into a ten-year journey of learning, enlightenment, hard times, and moments that will never leave me, including times of joy, sorrow, love, pain, near-death experiences, and experiences nearly worth dying for.
During that time, I travelled to over 60 countries, set foot on every continent, including Antarctica; worked in over half a dozen countries; and saw relics from ancient civilisations and technological marvels of the modern world. I saw the highest peak on earth, the lowest valley, and so much in between. I visited places where they had never seen a white man before and countries ruled by governances ranging from democracies to theocracies to military regimes. I saw the cruelty that humanity can have for each other as well as the love that can bind us all. I fell in love, had my heart broken a few times, and broke a few hearts of my own.
They were the best years of my life as well as some of the hardest. The highs were higher, and the lows were lower. Risks were greater and rewards more fruitful. There aren’t many people in life that chose the path I did for so long, but 90 percent of people I meet wish they had, for at least a few months, anyway. And as for the people I meet who have done it, I have never met one who regretted it.
I wrote this book to not only share my story, but to hopefully show people that there is a whole world with endless possibilities out there.... and it's obtainable for most! You don’t have to be a millionaire or have the luck of the Irish to travel the world. Desire and an open mind are the only tools you need. Carpe diem.
“I Travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine”
~ (C. Stinnett)