I began traveling at the age of 19, right after graduating high school.
At first it was just a fun thing to do, but eventually it became a big part of my life and changed me in ways I couldn't have imagined.
Here are my travels in the year 2017:
Traveling taught me to always stay humble and respectful, because I generally do not know better.
It also taught me that there’s no “good” or “bad” in the world, no “right“ or “wrong”.
Not only that, I learned to treat every obstacle as an opportunity to learn and improve, because whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger...
... even if you get hit by a drunk driver in Thailand and end up having a 4 hour-long plastic surgery:
Since traveling gave me so much, my mission in life is... to inspire and empower as many people as I can to travel the world.
There are two main ways I'm achieving this mission by:
For the first 2 years of my travels I didn't take any videos, because I thought: "I wouldn't be in the moment"...
That turned out to be a massive mistake, because I didn't inspire anyone, nor did I educate anyone.
Heck, I couldn't even remember where I went!
Then I bought a cheap GoPro camera and started documenting my travels simply so that I could look back on them when I was 124 years-old 😝
This is the first video I ever made:
I was completely happy with my mom being my only viewer, but...
... as time went by, my videos started getting quite a bit of attention and some even went viral!
Like this one about my life in North Korea vs. South Korea (almost 9M views on YouTube):
When my audience on YouTube hit 250,000 subscribers and I got flooded with "when's the next video?" messages, I realized that making videos is not only a fun thing to do...
It's also an incredibly effective way to inspire people to travel more!
I established my first business at the age of 15 and even though I've had quite a bit of success with various online businesses since then, I never ran a company that actually made the world a better place.
When I realized that my mission was to inspire and empower as many people as I could to travel the world, I began searching for that one business idea that had the potential to change people's lives for good...
... one I could dedicate my life to.
It took me well over a year to figure out what that idea was, but... I found it.
It was Explorio - the world's first decentralized travel reviews platform that rewards its users for contributing high quality reviews.
Our long-term vision was to have thousands of people who travel the world full-time and the only thing they do for "work" is write great quality reviews on our platform.
However, after working on the project 24/7 for 8 months and 10 days, we faced some difficult obstacles we couldn't resolve and had to cease operations...
Despite this unfortunate turn of events, my mission in life stays the same and it doesn't matter if I achieve it with Explorio or something entirely else.
But I will achieve it!
That all being said, thank you very much for visiting my website and have a blast, wherever you are in the world 🔥
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