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Paul Drecksler

That’s me, Paul Drecksler. Hello!

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 products, videos, and resources that have a BIG impact on travelers and a small impact on our planet.

Where should I go first?

First join my Friends List and I’ll e-mail you once a week on Tuesdays with my new travel videos. As a subscriber, you’ll also get first dibs on exclusive travel deals that I’ve negotiated on your behalf. (I love negotiating, but you can read more about that here.)

Traveler Enthusiasts

My Travel Hacks & Resources are guaranteed to teach you something that will benefit your life as a traveler. You can also learn something new by reading my Interesting Travel Facts section or challenge yourself with one of my Quizzes.

Travel Bloggers

Are you a travel blogger looking to grow your online presence? Would you like new ways to increase traffic to your website, grow your social following, and monetize your blog? Join the Travel is Life Tribe and reach a new audience of travelers from around the world who would love to read your blog. Or start small by reading posts from my free Travel Blogger Success Kit.

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 done the heavy lifting for you and curated the best travel items available for sale on the web which you can find in my Online Travel Shop. I’ve also 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. Last but not least check out my Deals section where I showcase exclusive deals that I’ve negotiated with travel companies on your behalf.

Official Travel is Life Products

I create my own products too – like the World Map Coloring Poster – a 24 by 36 inch coloring map 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. It’s also available fr sale on Amazon w/ free two-day Prime shipping. I’d also love for you to pick up an Official World Traveler Tee and send me photos of you wearing it around the world that I’ll feature on the site.

About Travel is Life

I founded Travel is Life because, like you, I love to travel, talk about traveling, and think about traveling – especially about where I’m going next. I genuinely believe that traveling is good for you and for the world, and I’d love to make traveling easier for you with the resources on this website – because when things are easier, we do them more! Whether you’ve backpacked through Central America, road tripped across the USA, business traveled to Asia, or vacationed in Europe – I know you’ll find something at Travel is Life to enjoy.

You may travel solo sometimes, but you’re never alone.

Travelers are a worldwide community within communities. And for that reason, I choose to give back to ours. A portion of all net profits from the website are donated to the Travel is Life Study Abroad Scholarship which helps afford high school and college students the opportunity to study abroad. Traveling can change a young person’s life and I hope to provide that experience for as many students as possible in my lifetime.

TravelisLife.org was was founded in Dec 2015 as a t-shirt shop and relaunched in Jan 2017 as an online publication and travel resource. Later that year, I also added the shop section and released my first products. I’m currently headquartered in Asheville NC but that changes often. (Most recently Ecuador, Philippines, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.)

Travel Writers

Meet some of the creators who have contributed videos and articles to Travel is Life. Want to join this roster of talent? Contact me about submitting a piece.

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: She Slept In A Spaceship

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: 7 Pros & 6 Cons to Living and Working Remotely in Makati Manila 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.

Read: 9 Pros & 7 Cons to Living and Working Remotely in Vodice, Croatia

Chris Backe

Chris Backe

Chris Backe writes about weird, offbeat destinations and life as a long-term traveler. He’s also the author of over 20 books and itineraries on popular travel destinations around the world. Follow along with Chris and his world adventures at One Weird Globe.

Read: 9 Pros & 4 Cons to Living and Working Remotely 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.

Read: 5 Pros & 5 Cons To Living and Working Remotely 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 70 videos (and counting). I won’t list them all right here but click the link below to check out my recent posts and see what kind of travel excitement you can get yourself into. Thanks again for being here, wherever you are in the world.

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