Travel Freedom

by | Apr 16, 2008 | Archives

Travel freedom comes from having the independence of being able to earn income  wherever you are in the world.

You will see pictures like this on how to gain travel independence though Ecuador exports and more below:


A reader just sent me this note.

“Gary,  here is a matter of interest….. I have a client in Detroit who has recently purchased a million dollar home in Windsor, Canada on the river across from the Detroit skyline. Windsor is less than an hours drive from Ann Arbor. Seems this is his escape option. He is  concerned about our USA health and social systems breaking down. Never occurred to me before that this would ever be the case.
Hope all is well. Hi to Merri.”

What a shame that people move somewhere because they fear a breakdown where the live.

Is having a bung hole in some other country real travel freedom?

This started me thinking about what travel freedom really is.  I dug out one of my favorite poems, “The Prophet” ad reread about real travel freedom.

The poem goes:

“At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom,

“Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.

“Ay, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.

“And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment.

“You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief,

“But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.

“And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour?

“In truth that which you call freedom is the strongest of these chains, though its links glitter in the sun and dazzle the eyes.

“And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?

“If it is an unjust law you would abolish, that law was written with your own hand upon your own forehead.

“You cannot erase it by burning your law books nor by washing the foreheads of your judges, though you pour the sea upon them.

“And if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.

“For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their won pride?

“And if it is a care you would cast off, that care has been chosen by you rather than imposed upon you.

“And if it is a fear you would dispel, the seat of that fear is in your heart and not in the hand of the feared.

“Verily all things move within your being in constant half embrace, the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant and the cherished, the pursued and that which you would escape.

“These things move within you as lights and shadows in pairs that cling.

“And when the shadow fades and is no more, the light that lingers becomes a shadow to another light.

“And thus your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom.”

When we look for travel freedom to escape…we are no really free.  We are creating our own yolk that we must carry. The problem with this is that we take the yolk wherever we go!

Real travel freedom comes from being able to pursue our passions without even thinking about restrictions!

Real freedom comes from the inner knowledge that where ever you are…whatever you want to do…you can figure out how to support yourself through service.

The internet makes this much easier.

To help readers learn how to use the internet in their marketing we have been  featuring a FREE course provided by Michelle.

Here is Michelle’s seventeenth lesson.

Is all Traffic to your web site good traffic?

Well, yes and no…….

Traffic is good because there is always a chance that one out of a thousand visitors wants to make a purchase or click on one of your ads so you make a little money.  But, truthfully, those odds are not worth working for or paying for!

What you want is the kind of traffic that comes to your site because you have something they want…..and that something is INFORMATION! Your goal is to meet the needs of your searchers by giving them the INFORMATION they were searching for.  This tends to put them in an open-to-buy-what-you-have mindset as they tour your site…..

There are three kinds of traffic:

1) organic search traffic (free traffic) — those who find YOU. These are all the listings of the search engines page, not including ads…. the equivalent of the news articles in a newspaper. People who click on these feel smart about themselves because they found you and feel good about you because obviously Google must think you’re good to list highly.

2) Search Engine paid traffic — those are the ads above, to the right of, and often even below, the search results. OK, because folks know they are being pitched, they’re going to be more resistant. But they are, after all, clicking!  So maybe they’re interested in your site or product. The more product-specific the search query was, the more specific the ads tend to be, and the better the Conversion Rate will be.

3) Junk — totally useless traffic (trafficswarm, webbizinsider, so many like this). It comes from all the traffic-generating schemes that basically can be boiled down to… “you click on mine and I’ll click on yours.” They arrive with no mindset at all, except to get back and click (or some other action required) on more links so they gain more credit so others will click on theirs. And so on, and so on.  This is useless traffic — unless a lightning-bolt-of-relevance happens to hit them in the moment between them arriving and clicking back, it never converts to income.

Bottom line is you just can’t beat organic traffic. Especially given its price!  Nothing else gets you more high quality, in-the-mood-to-buy traffic than building a theme-based content web site.  Keeping it real: Over-delivering information and providing genuine quality resources for your readers is a guaranteed path to success on the Internet.

Look for my future articles where we discuss additional monetization options, search engine optimization, incoming links, e-zines, link exchange programs and much more…..

You can check out Michelle’s web site at To see how and what tools she used to create a successful on-line business go to

Until next message may you always be free.


How We Can Serve You

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Here are delegates on our last Coastal real estate tour looking at this beach front house…with


this view.


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