How to trade the comfort of the city for adventurous destinations.

There is something you should know about yourself: you are stronger than you think. If you are willing to let go of technology, excessive hygiene, a comfortable bed, a 9 to 5 routine and a close-to-zero-risk life, you’ve done the hardest part. 

 Ruins of the castle St Michel up the Ugljan island in Dalmatia, Croatia. 

Ruins of the castle St Michel up the Ugljan island in Dalmatia, Croatia. 

There is no doubt that it will be hard: it is unlikely that you will find hot water everywhere, especially where hot water is expensive, it’s likely that you will get sick, sometimes seriously, you will hurt yourself, you might hurt others, you will get lost, and mostly, you will doubt. Yourself, and your journey. But keep in mind that you are strong. I’m a firm believer in the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. It is true. And you will adapt to those new situations: jungle, desert, mountain. The power of the mind over the body knows no limit. The fog and pollution are terrible, the jungle is unforgivable, the amount of traffic is awful, but in the end, you will come back with even more than what you left with, and everything you see will become a powerful memory, a reminder of what you can do. The heat and the humidity will be smothering but the body gets used to it, so much that the sweat becomes a part of you, a part of the journey and is no longer bothering. The cold and altitude will be merciless, but the lungs learn to breathe in a different way, to breathe again, and the body temperature adapts. It has to. So do you. It is the basis of the evolution principle: adaptation. That is why you can do anything. Are you ready to march?

 Treehouse where I slept in after zip-lining through the jungle in Laos.

Treehouse where I slept in after zip-lining through the jungle in Laos.


Don’t confuse adventure with real peril.
It’s okay to take risks as long as you know not only
your own limits but the world’s.