The long term traveler makes short term investments in short to medium term experiences. During the investment period, short term loss of income may occur, but the long term profits are immeasurable and immense. Even the shortest experiences yield high returns of knowledge and continuously pay out dividends in the form of memories. The traveler’s assets are of a non-tangible nature, deposited safely within his mind and soul. His or her assets of experience cannot be eroded, diminished, transferred or misappropriated. The traveler can unobtrusively leverage these assets in order to navigate choppy waters and to identify new safe havens where he can continue to invest in more experiences. Because of their non-fixed-term nature, medium and short term travel experiences can easily be interrupted when exit strategies or early withdrawals are called for. One appealing aspect of gained experience is that investors do not visibly stand out from the crowd, providing a sense of anonymity to the traveler. Unlike other assets, experience cannot be won, bought or inherited. As any experienced traveler will tell you, even though investing in this market can be risky and requires ample amounts of energy, it is by far the safest personal investment you could ever make.
Text and photograph by J.J. Montagnier
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