In this episode I ask if travelling can be more valuable than a
College degree. In the US a bachelors degree can cost $30k and
this doesn't even guarantee you a job. I have found that travel
costs about $15k per year, so would this money be better used in
travel? Can you learn more in travel than you could in the
To find the value of College or University ask
are you learning a trade that can make you money such as
engineering, science, or trades such as welding or automotive
are you getting a network which can help you later in life,
especially if you are going into a field?
are you diving deep into the subject and learning all that you
can learn so that you actually come away with useful
To find the the value of travel ask yourself:
are you diving into the culture and are you only talking to
hotel staff or are you learning the language in a local
are you staying a week, 3 months, or are you living abroad to
understand more of the location?
are you going somewhere interesting with many learning
So of course it depends on what your answers to all of these
criteria are but in many cases travel can be better than a
Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Could it also provide some benefit and learning experiences later in life? I have always thought this and this is why I have relentlessly travelled the world and now have been to over 80 countries. I have always thought that I was planting the seeds of wisdom while in faraway lands. Through experiences with foreign people, cultures, concepts, and ways of doing things I learned much more than anything I could've done while at home. I interview amazing guests, bestselling authors, scientists, successful business people, dating experts, travel junkies, polyglots (people who speak more than 3 languages), and anybody who I think is interesting for the growth of our listeners and I as people. I think by doing this we can plant the seeds of wisdom which will ultimately lead to our success in career, business, money, relationships, self-worth, and generally being a more well-rounded person. But it requires you to be active making this happen. What do you think?