In this course you'll learn the exact, step-by-step framework I used to travel to around 100 different countries - all while I had normal jobs, working for normal companies.
It’s a whole new world. In 2016, you can constantly travel to places such as the Maldives, Japan or Brazil and do so still working 9-5.
You can travel 60-90 days a year, every year, without quitting your job and without putting your career at risk.
You don’t need to need to be rich. You don’t need to be a blogger. You don’t even need to be a digital nomad.
Combining timeless principles and new technologies, you too can travel 60-90 days a year, without quitting your office job.
Join me for this course, and you’ll learn a straight-forward system on:
- How to Travel More and Travel Longer. Backpack Europe, safari across Africa or visit Machu Picchu.
- How to Travel Cheaper. Travel for under $50 a day, without compromising on the experience.
- How to Travel With Zero Career Risk. You won’t need to quit your job.
I repeat: you won’t need to quit your job.
Don’t mind the nay-sayers. Just five years ago, I had nothing going for me - I was broke, unemployed and stuck in far-away Argentina. I mentioned I wanted to travel to 100 countries and everyone laughed.
But nobody is laughing now. I’ve made it to 97 countries so far and worked for major international companies such as Carlsberg (beer) and Maersk (shipping) for most of the time.
I’ve found the holy grail of more travel and more successful career. In this course I want to share it with you.
So... Are you ready? I look forward to see you inside!
The Intro. How you'll be able to travel 60-90 days a year, and thrive at your career at the same time.
How + Why I, as an instructor, can help you travel more - in a way that no other instructor can.
People say that you just can't have enough time and money (at the same time!) to travel 60-90 days a year. In this video, I debunk this myth completely.
The specifics on the two main sections of the course and how each one is outlined.
In this section, I’ll be focusing on how you can have more time. You’ll see, there are just two ways to have more time to travel:
1) You can ‘activate’ more days to travel.
2) You can increase the return on investment (ROI) on the days you travel
If it sounds complicated, bear with me - once I explain it, it will be very clear.
In the first few videos, you’ll see how you can ‘activate' more days. Specifically, you’ll learn to turn as many days in your calendar as possible from “no travel possible" to “yes travel possible”.
In the latter videos, you’ll learn how to make the most of each day you’re traveling.
The Travel-Possible Days are the days when you can travel. Obviously, the more Travel-Possible Days you’ve activated, the more you’ll be able to roam around the world.
I define Travel-Possible Days as all those days when you’re not working physically at the office. Everything else, all the other days, are Travel-Possible Days. This is a big deal, as it includes:
- The 3–6 weeks yearly holidays
- The 10 or so calendar holidays a year
- All weekends
- All days when you’re working remotely
If you add up, these count as at least 20 + 10 + 100 = 130 Travel-Possible Days a year, even if you never work remotely. That’s a hell more than just 3–6 weeks.
You should always include weekends in your itineraries. Don’t travel out Mondays. If you’re flying off, do it on Saturday, or, better, on Friday night (as we’ll see soon). In the same way, don’t fly back on Friday or Saturday — fly to arrive late on Sunday or on Monday morning. This simple trick expands your holidays big time.
By aggressively spreading your holidays out, you can 'activate' as much as DOUBLE the travel days you would have if you take two weeks off straight. While you don't need to be as aggressive, it will give you a new perspective.
You don’t necessarily need to be at the office to work. If you’re not physically at the office, you’ve a potential Travel-Possible Day. Especially in advanced countries, it’s common for employees to have the chance to “work from home”.
Take this opportunity wholeheartedly. But, instead of working from home, work from abroad. After all, if you’re not at the office, why would your boss care if you’re working from your house, or from Montenegro, Rome, or Dubai?
There are jobs with a lot of traveling involved. If you’re a trader, a consultant or work at a head office you could expect to travel intensively. If you want to ramp up your milage, you might want to get one of those jobs.
Don’t settle for a two week holiday. You can be bold and get more days off from your company. You can do this in three different ways.
Why would your managers let you take a day off every few weeks, let you work remotely and give you more holidays? In this video, you'll learn how to get your manager and team's buy-in and support.
Once you’ve activated more days to travel, you need to make sure you get as much experience and value as possible out of them. Depending on how you travel, two full travel days to you might be less valuable than one full day for a hardcore traveler. You get more value out of your travel days in two ways: traveling smartly and traveling intensively.
The biggest ‘time sink’ in traveling is transportation — including flights, train and bus rides, driving, commuting, etc. Thus, the best way to go increase your travel ROI is to either transport yourself less or transport yourself at better times.
Pros never check in luggage. Traveling with a cabin bag only will save you time, make your trip more flexible and also save you money. The benefits are worth it!
You can also increase your travel day ROI by traveling more intensively. If you’re serious about traveling, ramp it up — take it as a challenge, as a job.
Fact-Check and summary of what you'll been learning in this first major section.
Time is one half of the puzzle. The other half is money. After all, if you don’t have money to travel, what’s the point of activating all those travel days?
Thus, the purpose of this part of the course is to give you perspective on how you could have more money to travel. This, I’ll do by giving you the tools to
a) expanding your travel budget, and
b) increasing the ROI of your travel budget.
I call the travel budget to a pre-set slice of your net income that you exclusively use for travel related expenses: flights, accommodation, excursions, gear, etc. The bigger this budget, the more money you’ll have to travel.
There two ways to expand this travel budget.
There’s no better way to increase your travel budget than to make more money. “Don’t focus on saving pennies. To be a pro, work relentlessly to make more money”, or so people say. There are three main ways to increase your income.
You can assign 0%, 5%, 10%, or, if you’re intrepid like me, 20 to 30% of your net income for traveling. The bigger the slice, the more money you’ll have to travel. However, unlike the case above, now the extra money will come at the expense of something else. Just as with time, you’ll have a trade-off.
If you increase your travel budget, you’ll have more money to spend and more money to travel. But expanding the piggy-bank is not the only way to travel more. You can also have more money to travel by spending what you have better and smarter, thus increasing the ROI of your travel budget.
Even in the low-fare times we live in, the tickets still sum up to a lot of money. While short haul routes are incredibly cheap, long-haul flights still cost a bunch. There are three ways to minimize how much you spend on flights.
Accommodation is, after flights, the biggest expense for the usual traveler. It’s usually expensive in developed countries and more accessible in the rest. Where to stay can range from hotels, to hostels, to camping sites, or to Airbnb or Couchsurfing. In all cases, I suggest you look for two critical things in any of your bookings.
3-Day, 5-Day, 10-Day or longer excursions are expensive, but they’re also easy to negotiate. Even if the agency’s website says “1000 Dollars, fixed — book online”, you’ll be surprised by how often they cave in if you know how to negotiate.
Flights, accommodation and excursions are normally the biggest expenses. If you nail those, you’ll dramatically increase your travel ROI. If you’re still very tight in money, you could look into some more ways of saving while on the road.
Fact-Check and summary of what you'll been learning in this second major section.
I’ve been to 90+ countries using this exact framework. There’s really no hidden secrets — this is just a game of thinking about time and money in a creative and analytical way.
A nice thank you note, and the next steps you can do so we can stay in touch!
Mario Scian is a business developer, strategist and adventurer. He currently works at Carlsberg's HQ in Denmark and runs an e-learning startup. He also writes books and has traveled to around 100 different countries.
There are three broad areas Mario teaches and focuses on:
1) Business Development & Strategy
Mario is all about identifying, developing and executing business opportunities. He has been working as a business developer both for major corporations and for startups.
2) High Performance & Productivity
Mario is constantly investigating, learning, and applying new routines and other productivity tools in his day to day. He aims to get more done and do so working less hours.
3) Career Development & Lifestyle Design
Mario is a living proof that you can have a high-flying international career and live a life of adventure at the same time. He has a corporate day job but still travels to 20+ countries every year.