My name is Kyle, I sold my business when I was 26 years old to travel the world with no strings attached. Since then I've traveled 26 countries and just moved back to California in May 2014. My journey has taken me to some incredible places. After spending a year in India, I've started to travel more for yoga, meditation, self healing, getting inspiration around the world. This year has been dedicated to volunteering and being of service to others. I hope to continue to share this journey within with others.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY SO FAR?
WHAT PLACE IS TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
I’ve been fortunate enough to see almost all my favorite countries. However I’d like to go back to India again.
WHAT CAN'T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
I’d say my iPod. I’ve had so many great moments alone and when there’s music to compliment it, its absolutely priceless.
DO YOU PREFER SOLO TRAVEL OR WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
I like traveling by myself more. Freedom!
WHO IS THE PERSON AT HOME THAT YOU MISS THE MOST?
Well he’s not a person, but I miss my dog when I think of him.
WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE?
I found almost all countries. The kindness of people’s hearts when you travel never stop to amaze me.
WHO IS THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON YOU'VE MET SO FAR?
This is a really tough question. Almost everywhere I go I meet someone who has an incredible story. There recently was a guy I met in Indonesia who is building his own boat, and wants to sail around the Islands and find a place to call home so he can surf naked daily and live sustainably on the beach.
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR SCARIEST MOMENT?
I got food poisoning in India staying in a small village with no electricity, clean water or any snacks to eat. I vomited and cleaned out my body for 5 days dreading the taste of the well water and dal soup they were giving me to feel well. It was hot, humid, and tons of mosquitoes I felt as if I was going to die.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
I cant really think of one, however I’m sure there’s been some good ones.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST USEFUL ITEM YOU'VE BROUGHT?
In the world of technology, I’d have to say my iPhone. I like to think something different, but it’s the connection to maps, keeping in touch with friends, Couchsurfing, music, etc.
WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF TRAVEL ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED?
Never have a plan
WHAT'S THE LONGEST YOU'VE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME?
3 ½ years of just cruising around the world
WHAT'S YOUR DREAM JOB?
I’d love to do anything that helps others in the transformational festival culture. Help organize yoga festivals, and workshops.
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN THE WORLD?
Anywhere in Asia I’m sure,
NAME THE COUNTRIES YOU HAVE VISITED.
Peru, Mexico, The Bahamas, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Hongkong, Indonesia, China, India, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Canada
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TRAVEL MEMORY?
My dad used to take us to Indiana Beach in America. Kinda a hillbilly place, but it was fun.
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE LEARNED?
Learning that the journey from the head to the heart will be the most profound and important journey we will ever have in our life.
IF YOU WROTE A NOVEL, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
Transformation through spirituality. Connecting with the spirit world and how to live as conscious human beings on our planet.
WHAT TRAVEL SCAMS HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT?
So many. Never trust a man outside an India train station.
DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A TOURIST OR A TRAVELLER?
Traveler. I don’t travel for the monuments or selfies. I show up and stay a while.
STRICT SCHEDULE OR GO WITH THE FLOW?
Go with the flow. Never have a plan. Only ideas.
WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST STREET FOOD YOU'VE HAD?
Khao Soy in Thailand.
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING YOU'VE DONE?
I did Ayahausca in Peru. I was in a 11 day retreat working with this plant medicine, connecting with the spirit world, the universe and the true reality of our nature. It was the most intense, profound, and enlightening experience of my life.
DO YOU THINK YOU'LL STAY FRIENDS WITH THE PEOPLE YOU'VE MET?
Absolutely! I’m constantly meeting friends I meet in their home towns and have had many places at mine in California.
WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING ANIMAL YOU'VE SEEN?
The cows in India. Just seeing them hang out on the streets is interesting enough.
WHO IS YOUR DREAM TRAVEL COMPANION?
If one day I could find a girlfriend who is as passionate about travel and life experience as I am that would be incredible.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM TRAVELING EXPERIENCE.
To spend one year doing yoga on the beach and surfing, eating organic, clean healthy food on an island.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS?
Peace, Love, Happiness.
WHAT CAN YOU ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO START TRAVELING?
Buy the ticket, take the ride! It’ll be one you’ll forever be grateful for.
TRAVELING brings us love, joy, it changes our beliefs and perceptions in life. It can make us better and stronger people. Through TRAVELING we learn to love, to forgive. to broaden our horizons. The best part of TRAVELING is to meet people along the way with whom we share stories, with whom we become friends, for that moment and possibly forever.
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