6 Amazing Modern Travelers Who Will Inspire You

6 Amazing Modern Travelers Who Will Inspire You


Traveling around the world while doing what you love may seem too good to be true. However, nowadays is not just a possibility, is the everyday reality for many people who let themselves be guided by adventure and follow their instincts.

Some people believe that the true nature of human beings is not that of being stuck in one place working a nine-to-five, and trying to plan a vacation once a year (if they are lucky) just to come back home and hate themselves for having that job and not enough time to do what they really love.  

This is the reason why more people nowadays are choosing a nomadic lifestyle in which they can wake up at a different destination whenever they please, while having a decent quality of life.

Here at Royal Holiday Jobs we always bring you the best articles about exciting jobs to take up if you want to travel the world, and what to expect of your new adventure. In this occasion, we bring you something a bit different. Here we have the profile of a few amazing people, who found a way to change the world of travel, and whose job is as amazing, and their experiences seeing the world.

Guillaume Nery

Born in July 11 of 1982, Guillaume Néry is a French freediver who specializes in Constant Weight freediving. Freediving is a lot like scuba diving, but without oxygen tanks. Freedivers hold their breaths the entire time they’re underwater, usually while competing for distance or depth records. Constant Weight freediving is a freediving discipline in which the diver descends and ascends using his fins and with the use of his arms without pulling on the rope. Possibly the most influential freediver in the world, is Guillaume Nery, who broke his own world record in 2006 for reaching to a depth of 109 meters below the surface. On November 20, 2012, Alexey Molchanov beat Herbert Nitsch, diving to 126 meters and becoming the world record holder.

Robbie Shone

Caving, also conventionally known, as spelunking is the recreational pastime of exploring wild cave systems. Like with most sports and activities, spelunking has many adepts and amongst them Robbie Shone stands out as one of the most accomplished cave photographers in the world. His love for photography and high-risk exploration has taken him across the globe from Borneo to Papua New Guinea trying to find the most remote and bizarre caves. His work has featured in many publications including National Geographic, National Geographic Science, GEO, Intelligent Life, Stern and View.

Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and base jumper. He is best known for his participation in the Red Bull Stratos project, in which he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on October 14, 2012. He broke the records for highest parachute jump, highest manned balloon flight, and maximum speed outside a vehicle—blasting through the sound barrier at Mach 1.25 (t843 mph). Baumgartner is highly regarded in the world of extreme sports and adventuring for his daring feats. He is a true inspiration for those who want to overcome fear and obstacles to reach their dreams.

Image courtesy of Cyril Attias at Flickr.com
Image courtesy of Cyril Attias at Flickr.com

Dan Osman

Dan Osman was an American extreme sport practitioner, known for the dangerous sports of free-soloing, rock climbing without ropes or other safety gear. He was famous not only for practicing such a dangerous sport, but also for doing it at astonishing speeds. The rock-climbing documentary Masters of Stone IV shows Dan Osman speed climbing Bear’s Reach, a cliff face in the Lake Tahoe region of California. Osman was known for living a bohemian lifestyle, working as a part-time carpenter and living in Lake Tahoe, California. Sadly he dies in 1998, when a rope snapped during a free fall in Yosemite National Park.

Ed Stafford

Edward James Stafford is an English explorer who holds the Guinness World Record for being the first human ever to walk the length of the Amazon River. The Amazon River runs for approximately 4,000 miles, starting as a stream in the Andes Mountains before running through some of the most dangerous and unexplored territory left on the planet. It is the second longest river in the world after the Nile and the widest a fastest of them all. It took Stafford two years to make the trip.

Lynne Cox

Lynne Cox is an American long-distance open-water swimmer and writer. Since the 1970’s she has been amazing the world with her unbelievable ability to swim in the coldest waters of the world. In 1987 she became the first person to swim across the Bering Strait from Alaska to the Soviet Union, spending over two hours in the frigid water that averages 40 degrees Fahrenheit. In 2003, Lynne Cox outdid herself by swimming 1.22 miles through the waters of the Antarctic, wearing nothing but a swimsuit and goggles, spending 25 minutes in the ice-cold waters.


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