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Imagine having the opportunity to visit over 71 countries in the span of 5 years.  Now imagine visiting all those countries and not spending a single PENNY towards your transport.  Well that's exactly what Frenchman Jeremy Marie did when he relied on the kindness and generosity of strangers for more then 5 years. 

 

 

Jeremy Marie in Sudan - Image Credit: Cater News

 

Jeremy had a goal to hitchhike around the world!  From deserts in Sudan all the way to freezing temperatures in Kazakhstan...from rides on donkeys, cars, boats and planes, Jeremy traveled over 1000,000 miles around the world.  You have to check out some of the amazing photos he shared from his journey....

 

Jeremy Marie at Machu Picchu, Peru - Image Credit: Caters News


 
Have a great day and let the good news be yours,
 
Jeremy

Published in Lifestyle

How to fly around the world

Have you ever wanted to embark on an adventure around the world?  Good World News has great news for you.  There is actually an "Around the World" plane ticket that you can buy!  We do not get any kick back for any of these services, but we thought that our readers would enjoy hearing about it.  These tickets are generally more expensive that a single round trip ticket to a foreign country, but definitely cheaper if you plan on making a few stops.


There are several companies which offer an around the world plane ticket.  Most have the same basic rules:

1.  Maximum of 16 stops

2.  Start and stop in the same country

3.  Have to complete your entire trip within one year

Not bad right?  So take a long vacation, enjoy life, and take that trip that you've been wanting to go on.  Let us know how it goes :)


Some resources to help you on your journey:

1.  Wikitravel.org - This site has details on the various types of around the world services.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Round_the_world_flights

2.  Star Alliance - This is one of the companies that offers around the world tickets

http://www.staralliance.com/

 

Happy Travels!


Jon

- The Good World News

 

Published in Lifestyle

As long as you do it for the right reasons and not to impress others

THURSDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- If you buy life experiences such as an exotic vacation or tickets to a major concert in order to impress other people, you won't get much of a happiness boost, a new study finds.

 

However, if you spend money on a trip or an adventure for the right reasons -- that is, because it fits with your interests and values -- you can derive happiness from the experience, said Ryan Howell, an assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University.

"Why you buy is just as important as what you buy. When people buy life experiences to impress others, it wipes out the well-being they receive from the purchase," he said in a university news release.

For this study, Howell and colleagues surveyed 241 people and found that those who buy life experiences because it meshes with their desires, interests and values reported an increased sense of fulfillment and well-being. These people were more likely to feel less lonely, more competent and self-sufficient.

On the other hand, people who buy life experiences in order to impress others reported feeling less self-sufficient, competent and connected to others.

"The biggest question you have to ask yourself is why you are buying something. Motivation appears to amplify or eliminate the happiness effect of a purchase," Howell said.

The study was published online June 13 in the Journal of Happiness Studies.

 

 

"Travel and Other Adventures Can Boost Happiness". US News. 21 June 2012. Web.  

 

View original good news story at USNEWS.com:

 

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/06/21/travel-and-other-adventures-can-boost-happiness

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