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"e;In the pre-Covid-19 era, being a digital globetrotter and getting to every country on earth seemed to be all the go, so Ian is certainly on to a trend"e; - Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely PlanetThe Christopher Columbus of the 2000s. - A true and breathtaking story of dedication, perseverance, and innovation in entrepreneurship and alternative living. A testimony of how to push the limits of human curiosity to new boundaries.What could you possibly learn from over twenty years spent circling around the globe, seventeen of them non-stop as a self-made digital entrepreneur? How much could your life change from exploring every single country of the world, a total of 230 countries including every single one of the 195 recognized by the United Nations? This is the account of an incredible journey with twists, turns, and perpetual adventures! Seventeen years living and working from a carry-on backpack, having only the bare essentials to live comfortably, along with a home office to fund travels through the wonder of passive income. The story of how a man destined to a promising engineering career became troubled by the prospect of living the rat race through a nine to five routine, triggering his nomadic instincts to choose a life where he dedicated every single day of his existence to living, breathing and experiencing freedom, adventure and wonder. An inspiring testimony of alternative ways to live life outside the beaten track that we've always known. A reflection on the level of freedom one can enjoy when granting himself the right to do so. A thirst for knowledge guided by a desire to encounter fellow citizens of the world, from tribesmen to royalty, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, by means of land, sea and air. A journey motivated by only one desire; discover the unknown and to live every single day as if it was the last.Giving up the security and comfort of western civilization is not the most intuitive thing to do. This is the story of a lifetime wanderlust dreamer who decides to throw away his freshly earned engineering diploma to risk an extraordinary path through life. The concept of online entrepreneurship was still unknown at the time, when this dreamer decided to pioneer a new lifestyle and go "e;all in"e; with a digital nomad set-up to fund his love of traveling. A journey that would slowly but surely guide him to and through every country of the world. A long voyage that invariably brought a catalog of juicy unexpected anecdotes. His habit to always test the territory and socialize in the most diverse situations brought him to infiltrate tribes in Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands, join the ranks of surf communities on the most remote seas, and even share meals with Mongolian Nomads as well as Afghan ministers. His unorthodox style of traveling brought him to navigate the seven seas from cargo ships to yachts, crossing international borders through Jungles on motorbikes, and even boarding intercontinental trains through tens of thousands of kilometers, many times bringing him face to face with the reality of the world such as the horrors of war in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, while escaping the hands of terrorism on several occasions.This is the story of a restless adventurer with a zest for life.

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6 reviews
Maxime Kite
March 27, 2023
In a world of instant gratification, Ian Boudreault in "Globetrotter" makes his way around the world on his own terms - actually enjoying the people and places he visits. He didn't set out to break a Guinness World Record by simply dipping his toe in 197 different airports. No, it's not like that. He actually spent weeks and often months in each one of these countries (and more) immersing himself in the local culture.
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Danielle F
January 18, 2023
Brilliant! Ian invites you into his nomadic lifestyle giving you a glimpse of some of the places you might always have dreamed of visiting. His passion for travel and immersing himself into the local culture makes this a fascinating read. This is not your typical “travel guide” but more of a memoir written by someone committed to life on the road, making each moment of his life count and as a result we all get to read his inspiring story!
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Jeff S
January 11, 2023
I had to look around several to remember where I was! Outstanding read! As lifetime wanderer and unconventional student of life I was instantly and almost involuntarily absorbed in Globetrotter. The matter of fact, unsensational depictions of the author's inner and outer adventures are delivered with excellent rhythm and pace. The content is rich in detail yet uncluttered, leaving enough room for this reader to insert himself in each setting and situation, and eager for the next page.
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