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ITF in the Namib Desert in Namibia

Hi and welcome to I TRAVEL FOREVER (ITF) ! My name is Tobi and I love the feeling of freedom, a life of no worries; and I use my spare time traveling around the world. Sometimes, I jet off for a while or it can be for days and sometimes I just wake up in the morning, grab my backpack, go to the airport and tell the women behind the sales desk to surprise me. I have the best travel experience because I don’t create any expectations beforehand. I keep things spontaneous and myself excited.

With all the traveling I do, my travel list seems to be getting longer because I keep finding out about undiscovered places that make me eager to see it all and travel forever !

ITF is a personal dream of mine. It’s a lifestyle by choice and a traveler brand for all the wanderers who desire the same. Let’s share the feeling !

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I’ve been on the road for a couple of years now and I’m very grateful for all the experiences I have enjoyed along the way. I like to discover new places, challenge myself with crazy activities and just be me, even if I’m scared. Whatever craziness happens, I somehow manage to have a positive outlook. After so many years, I don’t seem to have a comfort zone anymore and feel at home everywhere I go.

ITF TRAVELED DESTINATIONS

All the places I TRAVEL FOREVER has traveled too

How it all started: Audi A6 or work and travel in Australia ?

Before I started my first ever big trip, I was straddling a very great decision to buy an Audi A6 for $15,000 or to go work and travel in Australia. Can you guess what my decision was ?

Yes, and I’m so happy about the best decision of my life ! I had an awesome 10 months traveling around the globe, which was just the start of a great journey. In comparison to an Audi A6, it is priceless. The best memories of all the new friends I made from around the world and the experiences I had will never be forgotten. They have shaped me into the person I am today.

How traveling has changed my life ?

When I turned 18, I had the goal of owning a house by the time I reached 25. After that first trip to Australia at 20, traveling completely changed my life goal – by the time I turned 25, I would have traveled the world, and so I did ! I also believe by traveling solo, I learned so much about myself and it helped me become a really confident, outgoing, funny person (I think) and someone who cares much more about people and my surroundings. This is what makes me believe so much in traveling, so I recommend everyone, once in a lifetime, to travel alone. It’s a beautiful experience.

I became very passionate and greedy for traveling; I even traveled from the UK to Rio for a night because I found a very good deal. But I unfortunately missed my flight because I was involved in a project at university. I paid the extra and still went.

Every trip I’ve taken since still fulfilled me with the excitement, happiness and freedom but in different way. It’s an incredible feeling, which is hard to describe and I just love it !

Travel philosophy of ITF

Throughout my solo travel experiences over the years, I’ve developed a way of traveling that always fulfills me to become the happiest I could ever be. My focus has been to make the most of the time wherever I go, visit regional hotspots, meet locals, and avoid tourist crowds. I summarise my advice as follows:

  • don’t plan in advance
  • be spontaneous
  • go local
  • be authentic
  • enjoy the moment
  • no expectations
  • no guides
  • best travel experience

“Just turn up and discover the spontaneous” – TW

Let me tell you a couple of things that I’ve done whilst traveling around the globe

  • hitchhiked in Australia, Bolivia, Colombia, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Jordan, Montenegro, Namibia and South Africa
  • 15m cliff jump in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand and Mallorca, Spain
  • partied in the carnival streets in Rio, Brazil
  • went shark diving in Gaansbai, South Africa
  • performed in a salsa show in Cali, Colombia
  • hiked the Himalayan mountains, emergency rescue with the helicopter because of altitude sickness in Gokyo, Nepal
  • sky dived from 15,000 feet in Taupo, New Zealand
  • had a sick night with American marines in Tokyo, Japan
  • fought two matches of Thai boxing vs. a Tasmanian and Slovakian guy in a ring in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
  • swam with a giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • had a terrible car accident flipping 3 times in the Atacama desert, Chile - then quick check up in the hospital and a 26-hour bus journey to Santiago de Chile to catch a flight to celebrate carnival in Rio
  • celebrated birthday and Halloween in NYC, US
  • stripped at the Taj Mahal, India
  • receive my graduation certificate with my German flag in Nottingham, UK
  • bungee jumped 134m from the bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • dared to ask locals on the street if the Cali cartel still existed in Cali, Colombia
  • ran three marathons in London, UK and Dusseldorf, Cologne, Germany
  • jumped into the fresh water lake of a mountain in Huaraz, Peru
  • partied in New York City, US
  • surfed in Australia, Indonesia and Ecuador
  • ran two tough mudders in London, UK and Frankfurt, Germany
  • swam with dolphins in Bali, Indonesia
  • hitchhiked 3,500 km in 6 days from Melbourne to Perth, Australia
  • fought a kangaroo at the Australia Zoo
  • saw a taxi driver about to attack another with a machete in Cali, Colombia

Thanks for stopping by and travel safe !

Tobi 

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