Occasionally when I'm traveling, someone will ask me what it is I'm running from. Normally, my response has been pretty defensive. I think to myself, "God, is it so hard to conceive that I may want to live a different lifestyle than you! Just because I like to see things and move around doesn't mean I'm running from anything."
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - Emerson
WFP is mobilising all available resources to bring urgently needed food assistance to thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquake which hit the Caribbean island of Haiti on Monday, causing massive death and destruction.
Here are a few stories and websites of other travelers exploring alternative transportation modes for traveling long distances.
I ran into the story of Kinga Freespirit when I was just dreaming of traveling. Her and her partner, Chopin, hitchhiked around the world. She contracted malaria in Ghana and died in 2007... but what an amazing and fulfilling life!
Gotta love frequent flyer miles! The cheapest flight I found other than this one was with Spirit Air from Fort Lauderdale for about $130. The money I saved will buy me about a week in Guatemala