Comments on: Defying Tradition: A Travelers Life For Me! https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/ Travel. Tech. Family. Fun. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:13:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Charles Kosman https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1337 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:05:57 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1337 I agree LeX, nothing simpler!

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By: LeX @ LeX Paradise https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1332 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 21:35:29 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1332 For me, either tourist or traveller, it is the same! maybe traveller travel more often than tourist? who’s care? The main thing is, we enjoy our stay, meet new people, experiencing local culture and make good documentation! That’s it! 😉

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By: Charles Kosman https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1321 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:50:50 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1321 Jennifer, I like your line about travel not having to be mind expanding simply because when I wrote this article the notion of travel to expand my senses was at the forefront of my thoughts. You reminded me of another reason why I love to travel; the notion of rest and the need to regather myself. When I was a regular 9 to 5 guy with all the stresses that it included I often went away just to regroup who I was and get away from the normal routine. That kind of travel is just as important as any other.

Thanks for the comment and you’re right, all travel is definitely good travel.:)

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By: Charles Kosman https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1319 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:31:36 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1319 It’s a great view you have D.J. and I totally agree. Just let me explore the world as I see fit until the colors dim, the aromas vanish, the tastes fade away and all that remains are glorious memories of a life truly lived.

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By: Charles Kosman https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1318 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:22:06 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1318 Penny, thanks for the comment. It’s no secret that travelers travel to see and experience new things. It can be highly addicting and going back to a predictable 9 to 5 job can be quite hard for some. The truth, though, is that at some point most travelers come to the understanding that life is fleeting and the world holds so many marvels and wonders that limiting themselves to only a small window of all the possibilities is like cutting off their oxygen.

Defining themselves as travelers versus vacationers for instance implies that they see life differently from your average person when in reality they have no idea what the other persons views or thoughts are. For good or bad, they are just as guilty as labeling themselves as others are of labeling them. In my experience, the only times labels are good is when they’re on the side of a box letting you know where your toothbrush is hiding. 😉

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By: Charles Kosman https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1317 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:57:53 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1317 It’s funny that you say that because it totally reinforces what I was getting at. Being an investment banker was what you did, not who you are. These days when someone asks me what I do I usually have an instant smile on my face and either make up some crazy job or simply say “I do whatever I feel like”.

The truth is I’m many things at once and not all of them fit within western societies general structure. The sooner they realize I don’t have a normal 9 to 5 job the sooner we can get past stereotyping me and have a meaningful conversation. I’m always surprised at the amount of people that never question the path their on, why they’re on it or where they hope it takes them.

BTW, you DON’t seem like any investment banker I’ve ever met however most have been pretty darn boring so take that as a good thing!

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By: Jennifer https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1316 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:42:57 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1316 True, the “traveler” versus”tourist” nonsense is wearying to keep reading and hearing about. People are allowed to live their lives and take their trips however they damn please, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. And plenty of people don’t even have the luxury to bother getting worked up with this sort of nonsensical debate. With very few exceptions (sex trade, endangered animal hunting) all travel is good travel, it does not have to be mind expanding if someone doesn’t want it to be.

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By: D.J. - The World of Deej https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1311 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:48:30 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1311 Totally agree…why do we all have to be “about” something…why can’t travel just be what it is without having to label it. I like traveling like a local just as much as I like being a tourist, it’s all the same to me…new and amazing experiences that I’ll hopefully remember forever…

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By: Penny Sadler https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1310 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:27:34 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1310 I wish I had your unwavering faith! I think what travelers have in common is a need to feel like everything is new and there is an adventure waiting.

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By: Ava Apollo https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-philosophy/defying-tradition-a-travelers-life-for-me/#comment-1308 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:56:56 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=3140#comment-1308 It’s a pointless debate! I also hate when people ask what i do before they ask any other questions. I prefer to ask people what they’re “all about,” which a lot of people have trouble answering. I simply want to know what they enjoy, so that we can find some common ground. I guess giving your job title helps people put you in a group, but I have to admit, I don’t like saying I was an investment banker. The most common response is “but you don’t seem like an investment banker.” Not sure what exactly that means!

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