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  1. Rose
    June 15, 2012

    the only thing most kids in the Philippines dreamed of having is the experience of SNOW. ….

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    • 1dad1kid
      June 16, 2012

      LOL! I can imagine!

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  2. Off The Path Travel
    June 7, 2012

    Yup, it’s all about what you are RUNNING TO.

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    • 1dad1kid
      June 7, 2012

      Always nice to be running to something than running from. J

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  3. Justin
    May 28, 2012

    Thanks for the tag Talon!  I can’t say I feel much differently.  Not running away, but more running towards what may be better.  Why settle for less of anything?  If you CAN do more, DO IT!  It has been great to watch you and your son grow over the past year.  

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    • 1dad1kid
      May 28, 2012

      Thanks, Justin. Most definitely agree with you! And why settle when it’s your life we’re talking about.

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  4. OneWayTicketPhil
    May 26, 2012

    I think this is a common question for any long term traveler to ask themselves and I definitely agree, life was just fine back home, but the road was just so much more appealing.

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    • 1dad1kid
      May 26, 2012

      I think that’s one of the cool things. I don’t know many long-term travelers who have answered they were running away from their life or unhappiness. It was more about creating the life they want.

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  5. ClarkVand
    May 25, 2012

    Running To vs. Running From.  Sometimes it’s okay to run from something, but it sure feels good when you know you made a decision not out of desperation but because you simply saw what you wanted and you went for it!

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    • 1dad1kid
      May 25, 2012

      Definitely true!

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  6. Nomadicjesters
    May 25, 2012

    Thank you for sharing… Thank you for inspiring…  So glad we crossed paths online… looking forward to meeting in person… Enjoy the journey!

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    • 1dad1kid
      May 25, 2012

      Thank you! Looking forward to it as well.

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  7. LandingStanding
    May 25, 2012

    Great article and very thought provoking.  I agree that one shouldn’t travel the world just to escape problems back home and become happy.  People who think that travelling the world will solve all their problems are definitely setting themselves up for failure.  But travelling does open your world to new horizons and puts everything back home into perspective.  I think what you are showing your son will be invaluable as he growns!

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    • 1dad1kid
      May 25, 2012

      Thank you. And I agree with you. Travel is an amazing thing for clarifying one’s perspective, helping you really see what’s truly important to you, and allows for remarkable growth.

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  8. TravelnLass
    May 25, 2012

    “… rather than just sitting back and letting life happen to me.”

    Sadly, that is what many people spend their entire lives doing.

    As opposed to…

    “… a life I dreamed up and created,”

    THAT’s the difference.  Sadly, far too many don’t realize that it’s up to them to make their life more exciting, more fulfilling.  Nobody’s gonna do it for you.  It’s up to you to CREATE the kind of life you dream of.

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    • 1dad1kid
      May 25, 2012

      And to that I’ll add a hearty amen!

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  9. Jeremy Branham
    May 25, 2012

    I think this is a very important question to ask.  Running away or looking to travel to make you happy will lead only lead to more issues later.  There will definitely be moments of happiness as any type of change that we desire will bring that.  However, traveling is tough as well and there will be lots of bad days and moments also.  I don’t think traveling will make you happy but if you already content with who you are then I believe it can make you more fulfilled.

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    • 1dad1kid
      May 25, 2012

      Definitely agree. Happiness is not an external process. It has to happen internally, or it won’t happen at all. No “thing” can provide happiness.

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