Why Long Term Travel

Exploring the world helps you understand your values your likes, your dislikes and pops you out of your comfort zone.

More and more people over 40 are turning their frustration, loneliness and career disappointment into an opportunity to see the world. It’s not about running away for a long vacation, it’s about running toward yourself – consciously using travel to transform your life. The richness of personal discoveries, people you’ll meet and self-growth is deeper and more rewarding than almost anything else you’ve ever done. My hope is that by sharing my journey and those of many others like me, you’ll realize you don’t need to be rich, and it’s not as scary as you think to choose to live your life instead of the one prescribed to you by society.

Welcome!

My journey so far….

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Countries

Months on the Road

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Hi! My name is Heather. After feeling lost for years and years I decided to use travel for my own transformation. In some ways the journey started in Iceland in 2017, but I created the time and space for full time travel in January, 2018. Later than year I went all in, giving up my home to be a full-time traveler. I’ve met amazing people, done amazing things and had heeps of self-discovery, and I’m still going!

BONUS – as someone who loves cows, I’ve gotten to meet some of the most amazing bovines, sometimes even making new friends. 🙂 And, I have gotten to see animals in the wild for the first time! How amazing to see them in their natural habitats instead of caged in a zoo.

I should mention, I’m not a Millenial! I hope to change the belief that it’s too late to break away and live the life you want mid-career, even if it means a radical change.

Recent Blog Posts

Apartheid and Townships – A Deeper Look At South Africa

Apartheid and Townships – A Deeper Look At South Africa

Apartheid and Townships - A Deeper Look at South Africa Heather Markel, Writer, Speaker, Photographer, Traveler, Business StrategistLearning so much more than I ever expectedMy time in South Africa is full of new lessons about a past I now realize I didn't learn much...

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First Impressions of Africa

First Impressions of Africa

First Impressions of AfricaHeather Markel, Writer, Speaker, Photographer, Traveler, Business StrategistA continent I've always wondered about, and now I'm in it! I land in Johannesburg over an hour late and race off the plane to make my connection for Cape Town....

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Countries I Visited

The World is Waiting For You

If the world and the people in it are calling you, it’s not too late to follow your heart.

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