Here’s How Traveling Can Actually Help You Win At Life

Two travel writers reveal what they’ve learned from a life on the road.

I’m Jacob Fu, and this is my wife, Esther. Three years ago, we left our comfortable home in Atlanta, Georgia, to become full-time nomads — and now we run the travel blog Local Adventurer.

I'm Jacob Fu, and this is my wife, Esther. Three years ago, we left our comfortable home in Atlanta, Georgia, to become full-time nomads — and now we run the travel blog Local Adventurer.

We move to a different city every year, spending exactly one year in each one — and we travel to other places, too. Since we started our blog, we’ve gone from Atlanta > Los Angeles > Las Vegas > San Diego. Here are 21 things we’ve learned along the way.

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1. You don’t need most of your stuff.

1. You don't need most of your stuff.

It’s amazing how much stuff we collected when we were in one place. As you keep moving, you’ll be forced to re-evaluate what you’re moving. Even if you’re not traveling, challenge yourself by doing the 333 project, where you only use 33 items of clothing and accessories for 3 months. You change them each season.

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2. It’s not that hard to make friends.

2. It's not that hard to make friends.

It seems that once everyone makes it to the work force, we have less incentive and opportunity to make friends — but making friends actually isn’t as complicated as it seems. We’ve made friends while hiking, chatting with random people at bars, and we’ve even gotten to know some of our neighbors, which is far too uncommon these days.

You might feel out of practice, but as long as you’re friendly, genuine, and make the effort, you’ll find that finding a group of local friends isn’t a problem. You just have to swallow that pride and put yourself out there.

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3. It’s important to take lots of photos …

3. It's important to take lots of photos ...

It’s great to have a library of memories, especially in places that you may only ever be in once in your life! Take photos of friends, people you meet, and places you visit — these are your best keepsakes.

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