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Meet Daniel Tam-Claiborne, a Chinese American writer who went to China to search for his roots. @datclaiborne #lostmagazine #MeetTheTravellers | Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers11-daniel-tam-claiborne/

"I think a lot about how lucky I am just for being there sharing a moment with locals." Meet Jessica Polar, photographer and photo editor from the Canary Islands. #MeetTheTravellers #lostmagazine @jessicapolarpic -
Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers8-jessica-polar/

Meet Aaron Gilbreath, a nonfiction writer from the Arizona desert who learned to trust a stranger. #MeetTheTravellers #lostmagazine -
Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers12-aaron-gilbreath/

Meet Matt Whelan, a Canadian traveller who ran across Beijing escaping from Genghis Khan. #MeetTheTravellers #lostmagazine -
Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers13-matt-whelan/

"Mostly I try not to think too much and rather be in the moment and enjoy what’s happening around me." Meet Marlies Plank, photographer, traveller, tourist. Read her interview here: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers5-marlies-plank/

#lostmagazine #MeetTheTravellers @marliesplank

"I marvel at the kindness shown by locals to travelers." Meet André Troost, a 24-year old South African from a town called Paarl in the Western Cape province of South Africa. #lostmagazine #MeetTheTravellers
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Read more at: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers7-andre-troost/

Meet Jesper Larsson, a Swede who hates travelling and loves irony⸮ #lostmagazine #MeetTheTravellers @jesperlarsson - read more:
http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers10-jesper-larsson/

"Travel has allowed me to be more confident in myself and in my beliefs. It gives me the sense that I don’t have to change. While I travel I can get on with anyone and am welcoming of other people’s views but it doesn’t mean that I have to change in order to do that.
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London puts you in a box unintentionally. You’re either a hipster or a party animal or whatever – you can only be one or the other – it’s only when I travel that I am not challenged to remain in one box, I can just be who I am." - Jade answering how travel has changed her. .
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Meet the Travellers | Meet Jade, a free spirit 9 to 5er who works in travel and explores the world in her free moments. A true dreamer and doer, she's built a career in London and avoided being an 'I wish' person at the same time. Check out the full series and interviews on wadingwade.com. #KeepWading #MeetTheTravellersSeries #MeetTheTravellers #travelstories #traveleducation #Malaysia

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I was interviewed on traveling by @thewadingwade • I talk about the traveling solo, loneliness, personal change, and stories from the road.
Chek it out 🤘Link in my bio
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"Saturday musings from Knut, traveller number 3 in the #MeetTheTravellersSeries 💕 full story in the bio! Excited to share as I met Knut when I lived in Colombia and is now a good friend of mine, and what better value is there than a friend to come from a travel experience 🧀
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You will read this interview and laugh, Knut is a vibrant character who truly offers some interesting insights into the way we've been programmed to think in our current society. Plus if you want to become a digital nomad, why not learn it from someone who's been doing it for 6+ years? There are some real diamonds in here good people, so take notes.💎📝
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I'm also curious to know, what's your favourite travel/life quote? #KeepWading "
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The first time you do the whole solo travel thing you feel paralyzed – everything is new, something as simple as finding a place to sleep is a scary proposition… So the first few days I stayed exactly where I was. The following days I travelled a bit, but after 2 weeks, I started feeling so alone, stressed and inadequate about everything – it caught up with me. I locked myself up in my room for three days. I was sad, depressed, and lonely.
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I had to create everything for myself
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No people who would invite me to a party, or strike up a conversation unless they wanted to hustle me. If I wanted to have fun, I would have to make it. If I wanted to make friends I would have to do it.
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I realised I had always been sheltered from ever really having to “create life” like this before. Back home I had my communities to rely on. I met friends at work or school, and there was always a Facebook invitation to an event, or Google to ask for the way, or at least a movie to distract me from ever feeling alone. But here in Cuba, I felt isolated and helpless and inept. It took those days of crying about it to realise: I have to create my experiences here.
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If I wanted to have fun, I would have to make it. If I wanted to make friends I would have to do it. It was the biggest growth experience of my life. I started engaging in conversations with people – even without the language. I opened myself up to be hustled, and to my surprise I found out there were actually people who really wanted to talk!
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I felt myself opening up and changing so much, as new people came into my experience. Doors opened for me too. I learnt how to find my way without a map, to pick up some words for goodwill, to let my guard down and trust in people I didn’t know; to get burned a few times of course – but to walk out alive.
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Read the full story on wadingwade.com (link in bio) and tell me if you can relate to @knutzor's solo travel experience 🌎 I can 🙋🏽#MeettheTravellersSeries #solotravel

Meet Knut (@knutzor), an online entrepreneur who has been travelling for the last 6 years, and is still counting. A gleeful cynic - read how travelling has built his confidence, career and purpose.
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"I always wanted to go travelling, since I was about 6 years old. Where I lived in Norway, there are like 7000 people on the island, and nothing going on. Being in this small place I was really drawn to bigger places; I used to watch all these movies growing up, like “The Island” and “Into the Wild”. However I never travelled until I went to Cuba for two months. I was 21, and up until that point I’d been no further than Greece, with my family…
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I remember the moment I decided to take my first trip. I was in a coffee shop complaining about the weather (I know!), and my friend said to me “isn’t your business online now? Can’t you just go?” Then, he brought an old globe to me, spun it and hit the Caribbean. Where specifically? Cuba. Five minutes later we bought a ticket, and he was coming too."
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Read what happens next on wadingwade.com (link in bio) and tell me what the first trip was to make you fall in love with travelling 🌎💘#MeettheTravellersSeries
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Had lunch with @lost.magazine contributor number one today! Wing (@niuniuwing ) had contributed her story to LOST Issue One a few years back, and now she's thinking of starting her own indie magazine about celebrating girl power in China as well! #lostmagazine #MeetTheTravellers #indiefirst #magazine #indiecon2017 #indiemagstakeover

Meet Matt Whelan, a Canadian traveller who ran across Beijing escaping from Genghis Khan. #MeetTheTravellers #lostmagazine -
Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers13-matt-whelan/

Meet Aaron Gilbreath, a nonfiction writer from the Arizona desert who learned to trust a stranger. #MeetTheTravellers #lostmagazine -
Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers12-aaron-gilbreath/

Meet Daniel Tam-Claiborne, a Chinese American writer who went to China to search for his roots. @datclaiborne #lostmagazine #MeetTheTravellers | Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers11-daniel-tam-claiborne/

Meet Jesper Larsson, a Swede who hates travelling and loves irony⸮ #lostmagazine #MeetTheTravellers @jesperlarsson - read more:
http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers10-jesper-larsson/

Meet Chow Wai Ling, a traveller who likes to find a safe and quiet place to meditate to ‘recharge her battery’. #MeetTheTravellers #lostmagazine -
Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers9-chow-wai-ling/

"I think a lot about how lucky I am just for being there sharing a moment with locals." Meet Jessica Polar, photographer and photo editor from the Canary Islands. #MeetTheTravellers #lostmagazine @jessicapolarpic -
Read more: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers8-jessica-polar/

"The thing about my parents is, both parents are educated. They came over from Ethiopia, and when they have free time they take the opportunity to see their family that they haven’t seen in 5/10 years. I grew up going to Ethiopia for my holiday. For them you travel somehere for a purpose – not to go to France for culture. If you gave my mum $1000 and say where we would you go? She’d say Ethiopia, whereas I might say Brazil or something like that. But they want to see there family and it’s understandable.
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I also think with social media it’s so easy to see other people doing the same thing, which encourages our generation. Telling someone who’s never left the country to go to Italy for example, when they don’t know the language or how things work – is a bit scary! I remember when I first went France; it was weird, reading the stations and signs. Even in Morocco, and Germany I went thinking I have no idea how to speak the language – but I was totally fine. I think you have to see others do the same thing."
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Getting your parents to 'get' what you are doing isn't easy sometimes. In this #MeetTheTravellersSeries excerpt @simply_amina and I discussed generational and cultural influences on travelling. #KeepWading #MeetTheTravellers #WadingWade

Just interrupting your Sunday to share a photo of my brother with one of his biggest fears - a dog, on a beach in Morocco. He's normally petrified simply walking past one. Not today. ❤️ #KeepWading #kidtravellers #travelkids #familytravel #coolkids

Some evening musings from Amina, traveller number two in the #MeetTheTravellersSeries 💕 I'll be posting her full introduction tomorrow morning! Excited to share as Amina (@simply_amina) is an old school friend who I reconnected with through this. She truly had me on a high after this interview, and I hope you feel that way after reading too. Full interview is in bio, but I'll be breaking it down a little over the next few posts. There are some real diamonds in here good people, so watch close.💎📝 .
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Her musings here remind me of something that someone once said to me that stuck with me forever. That was: "everyone has a right to want to improve their life". I believe that, and from seeing different standards of living and dreams from around the world, it gives me context for those words to marinate. Do you guys feel travel has made you more understand of the lives of others? I'm curious. It definitely did to me! .
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#KeepWading #MeetTheTravellers #travelstories #traveleducation #inspiration #travelislife #friendship #understanding #traveldeeper #travelquotes

"I marvel at the kindness shown by locals to travelers." Meet André Troost, a 24-year old South African from a town called Paarl in the Western Cape province of South Africa. #lostmagazine #MeetTheTravellers
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Read more at: http://lostmagazine.org/meet-the-travellers7-andre-troost/

"You always find older people who are very nostalgic; and they things like: I wish I did this when I was younger etc, I don’t want to be a wish person You need to jump. Like bungee jumping or sky diving, the scary moment is the moment before you jump!"
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Get some inspiration from the #MeetTheTravellers series on @thewadingwade. Check the hashtag to see who we've explored so far🌍

"You always find older people who are very nostalgic; and they things like: I wish I did this when I was younger etc, I don’t want to be a wish person. You need to jump. Like bungee jumping or sky diving, the scary moment is the moment before you jump!
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Don’t think you need to be rich to travel.
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Take a risk. You have family and friends that can help you. If things go wrong you can come home! Jump and see how far you can fly… when your wings get tired you have a safety net. Now is the moment as it is most likely the time when you have the least responsibilities.
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Don’t live life in fear or you’ll end up living with regret. Life is so exciting we’re so fortunate. There are people born in war torn countries without access to education, we are so privileged, we are not limited, you don’t have to be restricted you don’t have to look through systematic glasses. See the world for what it is, a lot of people don’t have the opportunities."
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This is Jade, offering her advice to younger travellers in her Meet the Travellers interview. This line really touched me. Who can relate? #KeepWading #MeetTheTravellersSeries #MeetTheTravellers #travelstories #traveleducation #lifequotes

"Travel has allowed me to be more confident in myself and in my beliefs. It gives me the sense that I don’t have to change. While I travel I can get on with anyone and am welcoming of other people’s views but it doesn’t mean that I have to change in order to do that.
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London puts you in a box unintentionally. You’re either a hipster or a party animal or whatever – you can only be one or the other – it’s only when I travel that I am not challenged to remain in one box, I can just be who I am." - Jade answering how travel has changed her. .
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Meet the Travellers | Meet Jade, a free spirit 9 to 5er who works in travel and explores the world in her free moments. A true dreamer and doer, she's built a career in London and avoided being an 'I wish' person at the same time. Check out the full series and interviews on wadingwade.com. #KeepWading #MeetTheTravellersSeries #MeetTheTravellers #travelstories #traveleducation #Malaysia

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