Matt McLeod is the host of
the Austrailian Backpacking podcast. He has
worked in the hostel industry for over 6 years and has seen the
change of many people who go through the doors. The podcast talks about what
to see while in Austrailia from an expert in the
In this episode we talk
about his life journey which eventually led him to work in a hostel
in Australia. We talk about the trip that made him change his
mind about what is important to see while in Australia. We
talk about the work opportunities doing farmwork and other ways to
make money while travelling. They have many people coming through
who spend many months and can do it without much in terms of
savings. Finally we talk about how he has personally seen travel
around Australia change people's lives. He talks about how after 3
months the same people come through his hostel and he can see a
change in their behavior and speech. How mothers call him and thank
him for the changes done to their child during their stay abroad.
This has been the episode that has proven the idea of the show the
is a learning experience which can lead to success.
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?