Some of you know that I've been traveling for 6 months. Sadly, I'm now back in the states, although I have a week in California before I head home to NJ. Americans of course have the reputation for not traveling like the rest of the developed world. While these arguments are usually flawed, we are outnumbered by several nationalities, namely the English, Canadians, Australians and Germans. So if there's anyone out there who is considering long term travel, DO IT! I guarantee you can make it a lot cheaper than you realize. Stop making excuses, reestablish your priorities, and make it happen for yourself. In 2008, I managed to visit 21 countries. I can say, with absolute certainty, it's been the best and the most influential year of my life. Some people tell me I'm crazy for spending every dime I have to see the world. I say you're crazy for not doing it. You only live once, people. Don't waste time while you have it.