Endless tips and philosophies of life were shared. What was interesting was that some even do it with just a few pounds in their pockets and discover that money is nothing but a piece of paper or metal (or even a piece of plastic these days). There is a whole different concept emerging, particularly amongst world travellers about personal happiness and fulfilment and it doesn`t involve money. It revolves around nature and the way thing naturally happen. As they always have and always will do. We are the only species on our planet who pay to live thereby feeding a vicious circle in which many of us are trapped.
Believe it or not there are many ways to live happily with no money whatsoever which, particularly in the material Western world, we find hard to grasp. And the way most of us have been brought up to live in a so called 'civilised' society makes it even harder for many of us to follow. It doesn`t mean living in poverty either.
Although my own aim is to travel on a budget and earn my keep helping non profit and voluntary projects and perhaps monetise my website for a little extra spending money, therefore not initially adhering to this non money concept, it is comforting to know that I have other options if I choose to follow them.
With a few exceptions, many of the video`s have been produced and posted by younger guys than me. But this is where I hope to carve my niche, particularly for my website. Older travellers like me are fewer but just because one is in their 50`s or 60`s, it doesn`t mean it`s too late to start the adventure if one is relatively healthy and finds oneself in the right circumstances. So, this is fundamentally how I intend to build visitors to my website.
Because volunteering is my chosen method of day to day living on a budget whilst travelling, I`ll also be making films about the various projects and the other volunteers I meet along the way as well as local perspective travel films. I also hope to bump into a few of the guys I`ve been talking about in this post to enable me to share with website visitors this non money concept because, not only is it interesting but I also have a feeling that, at the end of the day, if we fail explore and implement change we will eventually destroy our planet.
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