Have you ever wanted to drop everything and see the world? To actually wander the world and see all the things you wanted to see? While most people have brave aspirations, but not initiative, there are some who actually did it – who actually have traveled the world, seeing and doing everything that most people only dream of doing but never actually do. While there are probably many who we may never meet, a select few post online of their experiences for all of us to enjoy. Here are two of them.
In the Chris Across the World YouTube and Instagram account, Chris solo travels across the world, experiencing the culture and the people, focusing on adventure, simplicity, and love. A free runner and adventure enthusiast, Chris started his adventure with Chris Across America in 2010, where he visited every single state and vlogged about his experiences, ultimately making a compilation video of him in doing flips and tricks in every state. A huge lover of Asian culture, Chris also filmed Chris Across Hong Kong A to Z, where he visited 26 alphabetical places/things that represented Hong Kong. Then Chris went on what was arguably his most daring adventure yet – a trip across South America. Chris again set out to film himself free running and flipping in every single country and experiencing the culture and people there. His short but awesome South America vlogs fully capture the adventurous spirit inside Chris on his journey. Recently, Chris returned to a place very dear to him, Japan, and went on various odd jobs and adventures, but he couldn’t be in one place for very long. Chris decided to start filming Chris Across Asia. In his most recent video, Prelude, Chris talks about how he is so excited about his latest adventure because he loves Asian culture. His current location, South Korea, can be seen on his Instagram, where he posts incredibly gorgeous pictures of the landscape and significant landmarks.
The Bucket List Family is exactly that, a family that travels and experiences the entire world, experiencing the culture, animals, and people in the country they are visiting. They focus on adventure, culture, and service. In 2015, Garret and Jessica Gee were a young family, with a toddler named Dorothy and a baby named Manilla, living in an apartment in Provo, Utah. Along with his two college classmates, Garrett developed an app called Scan, which was sold to Snapchat for $50 million. Being financially secure enabled Garrett and Jessica to think about what they wanted to do in the future, but the idea of settling down in a house did not appeal to them. They invested the money from the sale instead of using it. Then, they decided to sell everything they owned at the time, and using the money from that to go on an adventure around the world for four months, and set up a YouTube channel just to show family and friends. The first videos feature Garrett and Jessica talking about the adventure they are planning on doing and selling everything. Their weekly vlogs feature Garrett, Jessica, and the kids talking about where they visited that week. After recording a couples retreat in Rangiroa and Bora Bora, their family journey around the world began in Hawaii and proceeded through New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. After four months traveling, Garret and Jessica made the huge decision to continue to travel full time, staying self-sustaining by partnering with brands, resorts and other companies to stay or be paid using their service or staying on their property in exchange for them posting about it on social media, creating a win/win scenario. Recently, the Gees have made their way through Europe, visiting Iceland, Switzerland, Norway, and the Netherlands. Currently, the Bucket List Family are at Disney World, finishing up Disney’s challenge to stay in all the different resorts over 30 days.
Whether solo traveling or with a family, these people are living the dream of seeing and doing all the things that they always wanted to do. Check out these awesome vloggers who are traveling the world.
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