I believe that traveling is good for your soul and good for the world!

I'm Paul Drecksler and this is TravelisLife.org – a project created to encourage and facilitate travel in your life with stories, resources, products, and technology that benefit your life as an active traveler. I love to tell video stories about wonderful people doing great things when I travel, which you can watch below!

Quilotoa Ecuador: What Goes Down…

Join me at this 2-mile wide lagoon in Ecuador that formed after a volcano eruption 738 years ago, that's now developing into a popular tourist destination.

Coffee, Tea, Puppy?

Alex & Diana have personally taken in 13 dogs, 4 cats, and they've helped find homes for 100+ others. Watch this amazing story about Cafe Mosaico in Quito!

La Casa de Rafa

Join me at a restaurant in Quito Ecuador that's run by the blind and serves meals inside a cave underground in absolute darkness!

Feliz Navidog

This is Feliz Navidog and here's our story. She found me in Quito Ecuador and followed me on a hike and then all the way back to my apartment. It became my responsibility to find her a home.

If She Can Do It

Meet Andrea, a school teacher who's traveled to 72 countries and counting! She doesn't come from a wealthy family and her work doesn't pay for her to travel. So what's her secret?

Asheville: The Greatest City in the USA

I'm from Asheville North Carolina – the greatest city in the USA! I've been telling people this for so many years that I decided on my last visit home that it was time to put a video where my mouth is.

They Use Our Money

How would you like to visit a country in South America and pay with U.S. Dollars?! In the late 1990's, Ecuadorians basically dollarized their own economy after a financial collapse and the government simply made it official on Mar 13, 2000.

Dogs Welcome

This hotel in Asheville fosters dogs! Guests arrive, fall in love with these pups, and then discover that they can adopt them. Polly was their 101st dog to find a home.

To My Special Someone

This video is dedicated to a very special woman in my life. Even though I spend my days traveling the world, she knows that I would never betray her when I'm gone.

Best Cell Phone Video Stabilizers for Shake-Free Travel Videos

Gimbal stabilizers use brushless motors to keep your smartphone steady. I'm looking for the best 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for my travel videos. This is a compilation of my research, the stabilizer I chose, and a list of best selling cell phone gimbals.