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13 Reasons Everyone Should Travel (PHOTOS)

I left on a quest to make it around the world without taking a single airplane. Sixteen months, forty-four countries, and six continents later I succeeded, and I never left the ground.
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On my forty-first birthday in late 2008, I left Fayetteville, Arkansas on a quest to make it around the world in a year without making any reservations or taking a single airplane. Sixteen months, forty-four countries, and six continents later I succeeded, and though I was forced to violate the 'no reservations' rule a couple times, I never left the ground.

I've written some about it here: Go, See Write and I thought I'd share some of the reasons everyone should get out there and see some of the world, along with a few pictures from the trip:

13 Reasons Everyone Should Travel