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Update: Cancelled – Daily Vlog Posts To Show Petra What I’m Doing

Update: This has been cancelled. My wife was extremely critical of the output and the videos didn’t meet their intended function as far as that goes. Basically, it must suck for my family to watch me traveling all over when they’re stuck at “home.” I didn’t consider this at first. I always wonder as I’m [...]

Update: This has been cancelled. My wife was extremely critical of the output and the videos didn’t meet their intended function as far as that goes. Basically, it must suck for my family to watch me traveling all over when they’re stuck at “home.” I didn’t consider this at first.

I always wonder as I’m walking away from my wife and kids and onto a bus/train/plane if they think it’s worth it.

Do they know that when I leave them I’m working extremely hard, packing in the schedule with as many points of contact hat there is often no time to eat, sleep, or recreate?

Do they know that I’m not just on vacation, hanging out with people who are not them, enjoying my time away?

Do they know that the only reason why I’m in the place that I am now, having the opportunities that I have, and making the money that I make is because I leave them to do these travels?

Even if they do is it worth it for them?

I’m not sure.

But what I do know is that my six year old daughter has taken a liking to watching my YouTube videos. So for this next bout of travels I’m going to try something new: daily vlog posts that show just what I’m doing.

I began blogging in the first place because I realized that my mother had no idea what I was doing with myself. I suppose this is an extension of that original intent.

These videos can be watched with all of my others at the Vagabond Journey YouTube channel.

Filed under: Family, Vagabond Journey Updates

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3527 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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