Just Friends I Haven’t Met Yet: World Travel with James Meeker

What was a major challenge you had to overcome to start travelling the world?

All I brought with me were two packed bags. Everything else I owned — my house, my truck, all my belongings — I either sold or put into storage. This wasn’t a small commitment.

What’s your favorite part about travel?

My motto is, “I’ve no strangers,just friends I’ve not met.” I make friends very easily. When I’m travelling, I’ll sometimes post on social media and say, “Does anyone want to grab coffee and tell me their story?” I love meeting new people and learning about their lives. There’s no better way to experience a culture than through the those living it.

How would you define success?

If I can be a positive influence for someone else, that’s success. That’s what I set out to do. I share my authentic self and genuinely connect with the people I meet. I hope that I can enrich the lives of others, just as they have mine.

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