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Thank you for being here, wherever you are in the world. My name is Paul Drecksler and I believe that traveling is good for your soul and good for the world.

My mission at TravelisLife.org is to create educational products, videos, and resources that have a big impact on travelers and a positive impact on our world.

Travel is Life is built for modern day forward thinking travelers (and travel enthusiasts) who share the belief that this world isn't ours for the taking – but for the making.

Through this project, I hope to teach you about the incredible people, culture, and history that make our world so special, and inspire you to travel with a global compassion, open mind, and open heart.

Watch this video to learn more about what travel means to me.

🧭 Where should I go first?

First join my Friends List and I'll e-mail you on Tuesdays when I publish new travel videos. I share a lot of behind-the-scenes things with my Friends List that I don't publish anywhere else, so it's a great place to learn about Travel is Life. After you sign up, hit ‘Reply' to my welcome e-mail and introduce yourself so I know who's reading my e-mails.

🗺️ Travelers & Travel Enthusiasts

  • On Tuesdays I publish new travel videos where I feature amazing people an destinations around the world. Start there and enjoy some of the stories from my travels! You can also subscribe to my videos on Facebook and Youtube.
  • My Travel Resources are guaranteed to teach you something that will benefit your life as a traveler.
  • Join our Facebook group Teach Me Something About The World 🌏 for a daily dose of history, culture, geography, and travel from me and my friends around the world.
  • Last but not least, you can challenge yourself to one of my Travel Quizzes.

💡 Travel Bloggers, Vloggers, & Photographers

  • Are you a travel blogger looking to grow your online presence? Start by reading resources from my free Travel Blogger Success Kit.
  • Would you like new ways to collaborate and learn from other experienced travel content creators, increase traffic to your website, grow your social following, and monetize your online presence, while simultaneously helping others do the same? Join Travel is Life Creators – a community of like minded travel bloggers, vloggers, & photographers around the world.

💻 Digital Nomads

  • I've got a section of the website just for you called Nomad Life where you can learn things that will benefit your life as a digital nomad.
  • Also read our articles on Popular Nomad Destinations written by other nomads like you who have shared the pros and cons of living in various cities around the world.

🛒 Shop Travel

  • I've spent countless hours researching and writing Travel Buyer Guides that will save you a ton of time and money when researching travel services and gear.
  • I create my own products too! Our World Map Coloring Poster is a 24×36″ coloring poster that you can hang on your wall when you finish coloring it for a year-round reminder of the places you’ve been and the ones you’re going to go. (Also available on Amazon w/ free two-day Prime shipping.)
  • I’d also love for you to pick up one of our Official World Traveler Tees. Then send me photos of you wearing it on your next trip and I'll add your photo to our gallery! (Also available on Amazon w/ free two-day Prime shipping.)

Travelers all over the world love our Official World Traveler Tee – and so will you! Click the button below to view our photo gallery and get one for yourself. Super soft, goes with everything, and guaranteed to be your new favorite shirt.

World Map Coloring Poster

Every home should have a world map on the wall, so why not a one of a kind map that you created? Our World Map Coloring Poster is fun for both kids and adults and will inspire hours of conversation about traveling the world.

🌟 Our History

  • Dec 2015: TravelisLife.org was was founded as a t-shirt shop. All shirts have since been removed for sale except for our Official World Traveler Tee.
  • Jan 2017: We relaunched as an online publication and travel resource.
  • June 2017: I added the Shop and released The World Map Coloring Poster.
  • Nov 2017: I created the Travel is Life Creators – a community for professional travel bloggers and vloggers which has grown to 775+ members.
  • Dec 2017: I started publishing weekly Travel Videos which grew the Facebook page to over 20K followers.
  • May 2019: I created the public Facebook group Teach Me Something About The World 🌏 so that I can engage with our followers more and learn things about where you're from.
  • I'm currently in Tena, Ecuador but my location changes often. Most recently Georgia (the country), Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Philippines, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

🖊️ Contributors

Meet the travel writers and videographers who have contributed to Travel is Life. Want to join this roster of talent? Contact me about a collaboration.

Jon Santangelo

Ximena Restrep

Ximena Restrepo is a traveler, journalist, and Editor In Chief at Catalyst Weekly. She's from Medellin Colombia but is currently traveling the world in search of adventure, new experiences, and interesting people and places. Watch her videos She Slept In A Spaceship and Hedgehog Cafe.

Jon Santangelo

Jon Santangelo

Jon’s been “accidentally” in Asia since 2009. Upon graduating during the Recession, Jon left USA for opportunities in Beijing, and stayed for 6 years. Now he co-runs a wedding travel startup in Manila & Shenzhen. He’s big on fitness, marketing, and just getting outdoors. Read how Jon felt about living and working remotely in Makati Philippines.

Liz Richardson

Liz Richardson

Liz teaches English online while traveling the world and blogging about her adventures. Previously, she traveled with non-profits around the globe to help tell their story. And recently, she was published on National Geographic’s website and also in print with Market Watch Magazine. Learn how Liz felt about living and working remotely in Vodice, Croatia, then watch her take a tumble down the steep hills of Quilotoa, Ecuador, and go vegan with me for a week.

Chris Backe

Chris Backe

Chris Backe writes about weird, offbeat destinations and life as a long-term traveler. He’s also the author of dozens of travel guides on popular travel destinations around the world at Worthy Go. Read how Chris felt about his time in Medellin, Colombia.

Mary Charie

Mary Charie

Mary is a traveler and a blogger over at A Mary Road. Torn between her itchy feet and writing, Mary found herself soaking up in the world of travel blogging. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities, including the time she spent in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Paul Drecksler

Paul Drecksler

And of course you know me, Paul Drecksler! The man with the plan and lead writer over at Travel is Life with over 150 articles and 80 videos (and counting). I won't list them all right here but feel free to check out my latest videos to see where I've been lately.

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