6 Inspiring Travelers Encouraging Others To See The World

It's often hard enough planning a major day trip, let alone an expedition across the world. If you've been thinking about journeying to distant shores but don't know where to begin, the travelers included on this list will get you going with energy and confidence. They offer blogs, television series, and on-the-ground adventures that give you the inspiration you need to step out and see the world. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Travelers Offering Globe-Trotting Inspiration

Name Highlights
Mickela Mallozzi The four-time Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series highlighting the diversity of dance
Tony Giles A blind and partially deaf author who has traveled to over 115 countries by himself
William Chalmers Co-founded The Global Scavenger Hunt, a three-week adventure that takes a group of enthusiastic travelers around the globe to experience different sights, customs, and cuisines
Jody Cole Founded Wild Rainbow African Safaris to share her explorations and love of Africa with international travelers
Ishita Saha Runs the site IshitaUnblogged, which showcases her family's culinary adventures in Dubai, Kolkata, and beyond
Olga Maria Her award-winning blog, Dreams in Heels, features travel and fashion tips, off-the-beaten-path recommendations, and lifestyle advice

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Title Author Locations Explored
Traveling with Ghosts Shannon Leone Fowler Eastern Europe, Israel, and more
Illegal John Dennehy Ecuador
The Temporary Bride Jennifer Klinec Iran
Almost Anywhere Krista Schlyer America
Border Kapka Kassabova The border between Bulgaria, Turkey, & Greece
Reckless Traveler Walter Rhein South America
Between River and Sea Dervla Murphy Israel & Palestine
Tell Them To Get Lost Brian Thacker Southeast Asia
Adventures of a Railway Nomad Karen McCann Several countries across Europe
Vroom with a View Peter Moore Italy

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In Depth

Planning a trip around the globe can be confusing and overwhelming. When it comes to exploring places that you may have never been before, it is helpful to learn from the experiences and recommendations of others. Here, listed in no particular order, are some motivational people who are sharing their journeys with the public to educate and encourage others to do the same.

Coming in at #1 we have Mickela Mallozzi. She is the four-time Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series highlighting the diversity of dance. A professional dancer and trained musician, she created the Bare Feet Blog in 2010 after a short stint working in music management. Equipped with a camera, she took a trip around the world to showcase dance in the lives of everyday people and thus began her new career.

Her passion for folk music and dance inspires Mickela to take part in local performances and celebrations all over the globe. Everywhere she goes, she aims to immerse herself in the local dance customs of the region. From re-discovering her family's heritage in Southern Italy to dancing tango on the main stage in Buenos Aires, the series follows Mickela's educational adventures throughout the world.

From re-discovering her family's heritage in Southern Italy to dancing tango on the main stage in Buenos Aires, the series follows Mickela's educational adventures throughout the world.

Next up at #2 is blind author and world traveler Tony Giles. He was born in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, England, on September 6, 1978. At only 9 months old, a problem was discovered with his sight. Eventually, an ophthalmologist discovered that not only did Tony have a rare genetic visual impairment, he was also deaf in both ears.

Despite his genetic setbacks, Tony is a proud solo traveler. He has visited over 115 countries and all seven continents by himself. He has achieved this despite being totally blind and 80% deaf in both ears. Assisted with the help of digital hearing aids and modern typing equipment, he is able to write and record his travels with ease. His first book titled Seeing the World My Way was published by SilverWood Originals in October 2010. His follow-up, Seeing the Americas My Way, was self-published as an e-book in September 2016.

Moving on to #3, William Chalmers started The Global Scavenger Hunt in the summer of 2000 with his partner Pamela. It was inspired by a traveling event that he won in 1989 called The Human Race. The Global Scavenger Hunt is a three-week adventure organized by William and Pamela that takes a group of enthusiastic travelers around the globe to experience the natural beauty, cuisine, sights, festivals and customs of far-distant places.

The Global Scavenger Hunt is a three-week adventure organized by William and Pamela that takes a group of enthusiastic travelers around the globe to experience the natural beauty, cuisine, sights, festivals and customs of far-distant places.

William and Pamela's goal is to take care of the logistics involved with planning a worldwide trip. This allows the participants to relax and enjoy the adventure. In addition to traveling and having fun, William and Pamela also seek to raise awareness and funds for their GreatEscape Foundation, which builds co-ed elementary schools in places of need.

#4 on our list is Jody Cole, the founder of Wild Rainbow African Safaris. Jody's objective is to share her explorations and love of Africa with travelers from around the globe. She first visited the continent in 1998, and discovered that she had an unbridled passion for Africa. As a result, Wild Rainbow African Safaris was formed in 2004.

Since then, Jody has taken over 400 guests to 14 African countries. She organizes trips that highlight the exotic animals, mystical plants, magical birds and welcoming people that exist amidst some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Jody's enthusiasm for Africa's wildlife has inspired her to participate in many animal welfare projects. She is an active supporter of the Save the Elephants Foundation in South Africa and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust of Nairobi, Kenya.

Jody's enthusiasm for Africa's wildlife has inspired her to participate in many animal welfare projects.

At #5, Ishita from Ishita Unblogged showcases her family's culinary adventures in Dubai, Kolkata and beyond. On her blog, she writes about philosophy, photography, cooking, cultural customs, and restaurants. Since its inception, the blog has continuously evolved, however, its essence of discovery and family values has remained the same.

Ishita's childhood in Kolkata has shaped her culinary interests. After living in different cities like Colombo, Frankfurt and Dubai, she considers herself an eclectic cook. Ishita is married and has two children with whom she travels. At home, she blends her native Bengali cuisine with traditional and fusion techniques that she has picked up along the way.

Last on our list at #6 is Olga Maria. Her award-winning blog, Dreams in Heels, caters to all types of adventurous travelers, including those planning their journeys and those already abroad. The blog features travel and fashion tips, off-the-beaten-path recommendations and lifestyle advice to inspire people to follow their dreams and experience all that the world has to offer.

The blog features travel and fashion tips, off-the-beaten-path recommendations and lifestyle advice to inspire people to follow their dreams and experience all that the world has to offer.

Olga Maria is a travel writer, storyteller and full-time digital nomad who is based in New York City and overseas. She is a free-spirited woman who has a passion for food, coffee, and wine. Her goal is to clarify myths and misconceptions about certain destinations to help people break out of their comfort zones when it comes to traveling. Olga enjoys sharing her journey with people through her different social media channels, where she expresses her enthusiasm for culture, restaurants and coffee shops.