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For James Meeker, travelling is a vocation, brimming with adventure and diverse experiences

James Meeker, a full-time traveller from Texas, sold off everything and left for his journey with two bags. He documents his expeditions online, and helps people plan their trips.

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Travelling isn’t just moving from one place to another. It’s about passion, commitment, experiences, and adventures. People with such a strong love of travel may settle in far-off lands, away from family. 

James Meeker, a traveller from Texas, deepens the meaning of travel through such compelling thoughts. He documents his expeditions on social media, building a photo journal of all his excursions on Instagram (@GloballyJames).

He embarked on his travelling course with a visit to the European Union in 1989. He’s grateful to his university art history professor, Gail Gear, who was part of this first tour. He utterly committed himself to his passion in 2018, when he gave in to the prospect of full-time travelling due to his immense desire to keep moving and experience thrilling adventures. He sold off everything he had and left for his journey with two bags. 

He relishes meeting people from all around the world to experience diverse cultures and share kindness with people along the path. He believes a personal story by a local makes the journey far more fascinating and intensifies the travelling experience. 

An essential feature of a city is its food. James Meeker makes sure he tries each city’s famous food. He shares his experiences by capturing beautiful visuals, which are appealing and heighten the beauty of that particular place. 

His socials speak out about his interests in architecture, landscapes, people, animals, and humor. Specifically, he loves dogs and looks out for people with a dog along the journey. He meets and quickly befriends new people. 

Travelling year-round does stir a longing for family. Still, his favorite travelling quotation by Mark Twain, reflecting the importance of exploring the world, never lets him give up. The quote sheds light on how a lack of travelling and exploration can lead to conventionality and bias in the mind. Additionally, It asserts that a person cannot grow by remaining in a small corner of the world. 

James Meeker focusses on planning out your travel. He puts forward a small plan of action for other travel enthusiasts. First, picking destinations and identifying the most apt time for the visit. Second, saving the money required and arranging for a hotel and transport facilities. 

Due to the worldwide lockdown, he is staying in Australia for the time being. You can feel the essence of his travel experiences on his social media handles with sincere, candid shots. Additionally, he has a blog and gallery website.

(ThePrint ValueAd Initiative content is a paid-for, sponsored article. Journalists of ThePrint are not involved in reporting or writing it)

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