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Quit My Job To Travel The World (One Second Every Day)

Quit My Job To Travel The World (One Second Every Day)
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Last year I quit my job and sold my stuff to travel the world. Since then I have been filming one second every day to create this video.

When I began making this video I had already planned to use One Day (Wankelmut Remix) as the backing music. Then it just so happened that Wankelmut was playing in Perth! (where I am now). Not one to miss an opportunity, I messaged him and he told me to come down and film the final scene. What a guy!

Unfortunately I had my camera stolen after 8 months and so I lost a lot of footage. I’ve tried to piece together what I had to create this video, but there were a lot more awesome clips that aren’t even on here!

Travel has changed my life and I have no plans on stopping any time soon.

That’s why this year, starting October 1st, I will be creating a daily video blog showing you how I travel the World on a budget.

No glitz. No glamour. Just a man and his backpack.

If you want to see more then just subscribe!

You can also follow me on:
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//www.thelifeofjord.com

music by //soundcloud.com/wankelmut

Here are the answers to some of your questions:

How much did you save?
After selling all my stuff, and paying off my overdraft and credit cards, I had roughly £5000 (00US). This isn’t a massive amount of money to travel on for a year, but if you budget right then it’s still more than enough.

What was your budget?
On average I spent 20-25 USD a day. This worked out as more in certain places (e.g. Europe, Dubai) and less in others (e.g. India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia). I stayed in hostels and dorms everywhere to keep the costs down and ate mostly local street food or cooked myself. I didn’t do any organized tours and prioritized the tourist attractions I wanted to pay for. I travelled slowly and learned to barter – everything is negotiable.

What countries did you visit?
The countries I went to in the past year, in order, are: Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, UAE, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. I’ve been traveling ever since.

What did you edit with and what were the cameras?
I used Premiere Pro CC to edit the video and it was all filmed on a GoPro 3 Black and Sony Handycam.

How has this trip changed you?
One of the ways in which this trip has changed my outlook is that I want to lead a location independent life, at least for the next few years. This means I just want to continue traveling the World, working off my laptop and picking up extra money where I can. What I really want to do is show people first-hand how possible it is to travel the world on a budget. Before you do it, it seems like an impossible task and often people don’t believe that it is viable on a budget of 20-25USD a day. That’s what I want to make my life about and use my channel for.
Hopefully with your support, I can make that a reality.

Any more questions, please post them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

About the Author
Technician in electronic's full time Webmaster in spare time Trying to make a living :)
  1. Giovan Pangku Reply

    But you're lucky that visa applications are not the hassle. It's always visa application for me.

  2. taïana Vidaut Reply

    you're the man of my life

  3. Pete Mc Reply

    Look it's hard to watch as it gives flashbacks to blair witch project shaky cam shots. That doesn't take away, at least for those who know what travelling is like, to the hard work that each second of your journey takes. Let alone the editing hours afterwards.

    You're a beast man, and have done things most of us can only dream of.

    Well done Sir, well done.

  4. Secrets of a World Traveller Reply

    good video thanks for the share

  5. Yash Prakash Reply

    How did u fund it?

  6. Ana Maria Camargo Reply
  7. uriel morales Reply

    what's the name of the song ? I liked it very much.

  8. uriel morales Reply

    very soon

  9. moti raizner Reply
  10. drama_kween Reply

    Hi Jordan, new subscriber here! maybe you should post more Q&A Videos. I'd like to know what were you doing before you started travelling?

  11. Ellen Garcia Reply

    gorgeouus!

  12. Isak Augestad Reply

    I bet the real reason you did this was that you got a early access to Pokémon GO and wanted to catch them all

  13. Tony & Dawn Wright Reply

    Great to see Perth on here, my home town.

  14. Zem Reply

    If you're interested in seeing 30 days in Thailand in one video… check out my channel.

  15. Buba bob Reply

    i really want to traveling but my problem is i haven't find the right friends yet :(

  16. blueeyed vroom Reply

    This what I wanna do as a job

  17. Stacey Ellis Reply

    Looks like you had an amazing time!

  18. edgar alen jo Reply

    HOUSE OF GOLD

  19. Orca Trip Reply

    Very nice!!

  20. Christian charles Reply

    Only place I won't go to among others of course: Thailand. I'm sorry, but fxck that!

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