7 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Travel

by Dan Johnston

When I booked my first one way flight to Costa Rica I didn’t have much more than one month’s living expenses in the bank and a lot of my business was coming from direct face to face contact. This was a huge unknown…

5 Reasons Why People Are Scared To Travel and Why They’re Total BS

by Dan Johnston

When talking travel and living abroad, whether it’s with an old friend or a complete stranger, it’s rare to find a person with no desire to explore new places and see the world. Yet, so few North Americans actually take the plunge and throw themselves into a new culture and discover the meaning of life outside their own border. OK, …

Location Independence: How Long Does It Take?

by Dan Johnston

I can’t help but laugh when I think back on a conversation I had with my friend Dave. He was telling me about his plans to take a vacation and visit Europe in 2014. The original conversation was in 2012, although he did recently message me to ask if I’ll have any time free to see him when he gets …

Dream Big Manifesto

by Dan Johnston

Vacations Are Mandatory. Never Settle. Pursue Your Own Path. Action Creates Opportunity. Just Go For It. The Cure Isn’t A Pill, It’s A Life Redesign. 20 Seconds Of Courage Can Change Your Life. Learn. Build. Conquer.

How I Decide Where To Travel

by Dan Johnston

The first, my “framework”, was a goal I laid out in my early 20s of living in at least 5 cities before I turned 30. Now at the time I was a very optimistic young capitalist, and I figured by 2012 I would have already sold my first business for millions and would be living like a King in the capitals of the world: London, New York, Moscow, Tokyo etc.

4 Things I Hope My Kids Never Learn in School

by Dan Johnston

1. You Learn You Are Your Weakest Link, Not Your Greatest Strength The GPA system strongly favours having a wide-reaching average intelligence over specific strengths. An A+ will award you a 4.33. I believe a C- is a 2.0, a D is a 1.66, and a fail is a 0. If you need a GPA of 3.7 to achieve some …