Today marks exactly two years since I published my very 1st blog post “My Round the World Plan”. Oh and since then I have learned not to plan much because things change. I mean really when I look at that post I crack up laughing at how unrealistic it was and how much I have not stuck to my original plans. For my 1 year anniversary I wrote a post about how I am making a difference by blogging. I have to admit I think I still am by being honest and sharing my story. From the emails, messages, tweets, comments I receive I believe I am still inspiring people to live a happy life and that alone makes this all worth it. For my 2nd year anniversary I want to keep it simple. I would just like to thank you for everything. I want to thank each of you who has ever read, commented or shared one of my post. I want to thank each of you who has ever emailed, messaged, commented or tweeted me a question, words of encouragement or admiration. I just want to say thank you, so
I sit here in disbelief that I have stuck to this for two years. I have a habit of starting new hobbies and ending them half ass-ly (is that a word?), because I get tired of them or am too lazy to keep up with them. For some reason even though yes I am still lazy, I have never once thought about giving up on blogging. I’ve mentioned it before and will mention it again this is something I absolutely love love LOVE doing and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I love that I have platform where I am able to share music I love, my million crazy adventures along with my million crazy thoughts and lets not forget my million crazy encounters (that have got me in trouble from time to time), but most of all I love that people like you actually read what I publish. Of all the content on the web you have chosen to read this and follow my adventure and words can not express how much I appreciate that so thank you again.
—Showing the kids I lived with in India photos on my laptop.—
—Blogging on a beach in India.—
In honor of my 2nd year anniversary and as a small token of appreciation I am doing a small contest/give away for the continued support of my blog & I. Last year I managed to give away an 8″x10″ Easy Canvas Print and this year I am happy to announce I will be giving away two of the best eGuides out there at the moment on two distinct travel subjects. I have received both of them for free to give away. Even though I consider both of the authors my friends I have read both of them and would not dare share them with you or give them away if I did not think they were helpful and actually amazing.
HOW TO LIVE A LIFE OF TRAVEL by EARL: This eBook is for anyone who has ever wanted to turn travel into a lifestyle. It is written by Earl from Wandering Earl who has visited over 75 countries and has been traveling for over 12 years around this amazing world. This book has 220 pages of material that will help you achieve your goal of a life of travel if you want it. He goes into great detail on how you can earn money by actual jobs that can be found around the world that involve discovering a new culture or visiting many of the worlds most amazing cities. He goes straight into the detail that will save you months of research and does not bullshit around. Unlike other eGuides I have read this one actually gives it all away and touches on many subjects that are crucial to making this decision. Like how to travel even if you have debt, or how to travel with less money than you spend at home or what countries offer the best value and most importantly why you SHOULDN’T wait until you have more money to start your adventure. I know for a fact I don’t want to make a living from my travel blog and this eGuide has now given me a million ideas on how to keep this lifestyle of travel I love so much going.
THE LONG-TERM TRAVELER’S GUIDE by JEREMY: This book/eBook is for anyone who has ever wanted to take a long term trip around the world like I am doing. It is written by Jeremy from Living the Dream who has visited over 35 countries and has been traveling on & off for over 4 years. This book has 248 pages of material that will help you get ready for a backpacking adventure around the world of any length. He helps you understand the early stages of making the decision of either going alone or not, deciding where to go and how to save money. Once you have made the decision of doing it he walks you through the months (sometimes years) leading up to your big date, by talking about Visas, airfare, hostel vs hotel, vaccinations, choosing your luggage, clothes, electronics and other preparations. It even helps you deal with things once you are on the road like find your travel style, maintaining your budget and how to deal with the travel ruts you will get into. I honestly wish this book was available when I was planning my trip because if it would have saved me so much time and heartache on doing all the research it takes to plan a trip like this.
I will be giving away 1 copy of How to Live a Life of Travel to one of my readers and 1 copy of The Long Term Traveler’s Guide to another one of my readers. I will have two winners and each will win 1 of the 2 eGuides I am giving away.
*If you don’t want to enter the contest, but would like to purchase either of the books just click on the title of the book to be taken to their pages and make the purchase.
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The winner will be announced a week from today on August 5th, 2012. Since I know most of you that comment frequently I will make this fair. I am going to have my Egyptian friends select who they think deserves the books the most by who ever leaves the best comment below. For all of my silent readers you know I love you tons, but now is the time to leave a comment and win one of these amazing eGuides that can help you start a life of travel whether it’s for a year or forever.
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Well not sure what else to say, but to thank you again for everything and to promise you that I will continue bringing you all my thoughts, adventure and anything in between from my time on the road or from where ever I may be. I will also continue to be 100% honest like I have from day one of this blog… you know I don’t care if it’s the good, the bad, the ugly or even the personal. I hope you continue to enjoy it as you follow along and well I also hope you enter at the chance of winning one of the eBooks.