We sat down with world traveler Phill Morgan, to find out what has inspired him so far on the journey and what he has learned most from going off the grid.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and the journey so far?
I first travelled overseas in 1985 with the Australian Army to New Zealand.This wet my appetite to experience different cultures. Since then I have travelled extensively to Asia and 3 times to the United States. I have seen so much that my thirst for adventure has my bucket list topped to the brim.
2. How would you describe the expression ” off the beaten path” ?
To me, this means getting away from the glass and concrete hotels and experiencing the people and the culture of different countries. You learn so much by talking to strangers, especially if they don’t speak English as their first language. Roughing it to an extent allows you to breathe in the excitement and atmosphere of the environment.You gain a feel for the “real” country that you are in.
3. Where have you recently traveled to on your adventures?
My most recent adventure was a Royal Enfield motorcycle ride through Rajasthan, India with a bunch of like minded people for 20 days. It was one of the most eclectic surreal experiences ever, as we spent most of the ride off the highways and on secondary roads through villages and farmland. We were away from the ” normal” tourist destinations, allowing me to absorb myself for a short time in the lifestyle of the Indian people.
4. What does traveling mean to you?
Travel allows me to unwind from the pressures of life and to experience different cultures and meet people from all over the world. I also see the great injustices that exist within our modern world ( ie poverty) and would love to be able to help erase that, along with educating underprivileged children. I also pride myself on being an “Ambassador” for Australia.
5. What has been your most memorable experience traveling so far?
To sum up one single experience is hard, there have been so many. From having High Tea at the Plaza Hotel in New York, serving the homeless Christmas lunch in Harlem, drinking beer in the Bahamas whilst listening to Calypso music, being entertained by an Indian band and dancers in the desert of India itself, visiting schools in Agra, India run voluntarily to help poor families educate their children…. the list goes on…..
6. If you could offer one piece of advice to our wonderful followers, what would that be?
Life is a journey. Soak up the experiences that are on offer. Think outside the box and dare to be different. Suffer no fools but welcome those who are like minded. Any one of us can do anything we want. We just need to “want” enough. Above all, have compassion and an ambition to help others whenever possible, wherever possible.
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