Hi there, I’m Andrew.
Like you, I’ve got a desire to see every corner of the world.
These days, it seems like modern media paints every culture as violent, aggressive, and not worth visiting.
Through personal experiences, I can say I wholeheartedly disagree.
At Life in Another World, I’m here to encourage you to live your life through the eyes of other cultures. Our reality only exists inside of our personal vision, and no two realities are ever the same.
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After that, I’ll send you weekly Wednesday inspirational messages that will help you develop the trip of your dreams.
From itineraries to stories of hope, I’ll help you combat the fears that hold you back to seek the adventurous life you crave.
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Who Am I?
At heart, I’m a fantasy novelist. Through that, I seek to live the adventurous life I create for my characters. I view travel and the experiencing of other cultures as inspiration for creating believable worlds for my readers.
In 2014, I made the decision to drop everything and attack the world head-on. I spent a year abroad in New Zealand and learned that there was more to the world than what I’d originally thought. Having gained inspiration through the people I met along the way, I decided to create a place where travelers could reflect on their experiences and share advice to budding travelers. But you can read more about that here.
Being no stranger to the terrors that encompass the initial decision to travel, I created a place where fears are not only addressed, but overcome. Through personal stories, tips and tricks, and the interviews from people I’ve met along the way, Life in Another World is designed as a community for inspired travelers.
So, where do you come in?
You are said inspired traveler. Maybe you’ve seen the world, or maybe you’re yearning to get out there. Perhaps you want to share your stories, or perhaps you want to live vicariously through others.
Either way, there’s a vision in your mind that creates the world you want to see, and you want to act as its representative.
Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place.
Life in Another World examines the broader scope of how we exist together on this planet. Experiencing other cultures is the fastest way to broaden your mind, after all.
Together, we can create the world our minds have only ever dreamed of.
Where to First?
Check out the following popular posts to dip your toes in some adventure!
When I told my bus driver I was hopping off in Waitomo, he responded, “Why? The only thing to do there is Blackwater Rafting. You’ll be bored out of your mind, but good luck.”
I didn’t let his negativity sway me. He didn’t know about the connections I had in Waitomo who assured my lack of boredom.
Hidden inside of New Zealand’s South Island lies the majestic and dramatic landscapes of Milford Sound.
Few who witness its glory leave unchanged. You can never catch Milford on a bad day, either; gloomy weather only enhances the jagged carvings of the mountainside.
Known for its extensive and interactive aquarium on the iconic Cannery Row, Monterey has a steady supply of options for all travelers, from whale watching to the eye-opening 17-Mile Drive.
But what is a pit stop without good grub?
If you’re in town and your stomach starts to grumble, the following restaurants will satisfy your every craving:
Big Sur, California: A location unrivaled.
Hearing stories of its wonders does nothing compared to seeing the sheer rock cliffs that tumble into the ocean, or hiking along mountains that overlook waves along the serpentine coast.
Lost in a world of nature, one can have a hard time deciding on a place to stop and explore.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wield Aragorn’s sword as you wandered through the fields of Edoras?
Would you love to be surrounded by the mountains that cradle the horse-fueled land of Rohan?
Or to prop your feet with a glass of champagne and a picnic as you gaze at some of the finest scenery in Middle-earth?
Over 3,000 glaciers rest on New Zealand’s South Island, but the Franz Josef holds its own as the most inspiring. A hike on its walls is on most people’s “NZ Must Do” list, and missing the experience is regrettable.
85% of tours end up canceled due to weather, and I feared my tour would be one of them. The weather had already destroyed a handful of my planned activities, but I refused to miss Franz Josef .
Have you ever feared losing a loved one during your travels? A nightmarish notion to some is a painful memory for others.
For me, when it came to traveling, my biggest fear was losing somebody that I loved. I didn’t think that I would be able to handle it if a family member or a friend wasn’t there when I came home. I knew I’d blame myself, feel like it was all my fault, and think that I didn’t deserve to enjoy my life when someone I cared so much about died.
That fear held me back for a long time, and it actually ended up becoming a fear I had to face and overcome.
Ever wondered what it’s like to travel solo? Despite all the wide-eyed selfies, it isn’t always everything it’s made out to be.
You may think that traveling solo sounds easy, or it may be the most daunting notion you’ve ever heard. Truth is, it’s a pretty even mixture of both. Some desire a solo year abroad to learn about themselves and transform into a well-rounded individual. Some may not even choose a year, but embark on hundreds of smaller trips just to get away. Whatever the reasons, there’s benefits and downfalls to facing the world on your own.