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Need More Time In The Day? Travel Somewhere! Need More Time In The Day? Travel Somewhere!
A lot of things can get in the way of getting away. Life happens. And then there’s the travel industry using their clever profit... Need More Time In The Day? Travel Somewhere!

A lot of things can get in the way of getting away. Life happens. And then there’s the travel industry using their clever profit optimization tactics against the traveler. As a result, most people don’t know how to travel as often as they’d like. They stay at home, wishing they had gone somewhere – but never did…

Travel More (Even When You Have a Fulltime Job)

I’ve asked the question many times over the last few years: “Do You Dream of Traveling the World… and flying for FREE?” What’s the one place you’ve always wanted to travel to, but never did?

One of the reasons I love to travel so much is that it gives me time. When that airplane door closes, you’re cut off from the world, if you wish. Even though most airlines now have onboard WiFi (for a fee), I’ll likely never be “online” from a plane, even if they made it free. Having a cup of coffee at 30,000ft while you’re disconnected from the world down below just puts everything in a different perspective, both literally and figuratively speaking.

Write a Book on a Plane

A few months ago I went on a trip that took a few stopovers before I got to my destination. For the second leg of the flight, I was all prepared to watch yet another movie on Netflix. Watching movies has become the default entertainment to pass the time on your average plane. There’s simply not a whole lot to do other than sipping wine and watching mindless movies. Or you could write a book – the initial manuscript for Love 2.0 was entirely written aboard airplanes.

Back to my trip. The smaller plane I was on didn’t fly at as high of an altitude of the bigger machines. So instead of Netflixing my time away with mediocre movies, I looked out the window, sipping red wine and listening to some of my favorite music. It’s how I used to fly when working all over Europe, and my trip brought back good memories from when I used to fly across the North Sea almost every week. Flying those smaller planes is almost like flying private air, and it made me remember why I loved flying so much: being completely disconnected for a while and seeing the world underneath float by. Amazing.

The Gift Of Time

Being “trapped” in a plane for a bunch of hours is literally the ultimate gift of time. What would you like to spend your time on, if everything else was taken care of and you had nothing better to do? Watch endless movies, catch up on reading, work on a book manuscript (or two), or have a glass of wine (or three)? The choice is yours.

I’ve spent the last 15+ years researching airlines, hotels, and many more. I’ve learned about how the benefits of travel affect all areas of life. Turns out, travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. Today, I want to share my findings with you. My Travel book provides a 7 step approach to make your travel dreams a reality, and help you travel like the world elite. If you’re ready to stop dreaming and start seeing the world, have a look at my Travel Revolution online program to literally show you how I book travel, using my own accounts.

PS I think the stewardess likes me. I’m writing the draft for this post (offline) on my second free red wine on an airline that usually charges for everything. Admitted, as much as I like or dislike certain airlines, my complaints are almost always about their logistics, policies and ground staff. Once we take off, the in-flight crew has always been awesome. Cheers to you.

Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca