What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Hello and hola from Ecuador! As I mentioned last weekend, I packed my bags and am spending the next several months living and traveling in South America.

I’m excited to explore the region, try new experiences, connect with my on-site suppliers and hoteliers, and basically become a stronger travel professional as I build this business that so many introverts seem to gravitate toward.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
— Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day"

As I stepped foot on the plane for my final leg from Miami to Guayaquil, Ecuador, my heart swelled with this feeling that I don’t often get: a strange mix of excitement, nervousness, and pure, unadulterated joy!

I’m really doing this!” I thought to myself.

So I took a deep breath, smiled, and promptly ordered a strong cocktail as soon as we hit cruising altitude.

When was the last time you felt that?

In her poem “The Summer Day,” Mary Oliver reflected on the brevity of life and so eloquently asked us readers, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

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I sincerely believe that travel has the power to transform us; after all, my tagline at IntroverTravels is “life-changing travel experiences.”

My job is to give you the goosebumps! To enrich your life, change your perspective, or re-charge your batteries. To make you feel that je ne sais quoi that I mentioned above.

IntroverTravels Founder & Chief Explorer, Jacob Marek

You don’t have to move to South America; hell, you don’t even need to leave the country! But every once in awhile (more often than we typically allow ourselves), I think we should do something that challenges us, scares us, thrills us, and otherwise gives us those goosebumps.

So, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Leave a comment and let me know!

Until then,

Keep exploring...

Jacob

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