Around the world with Global Challenge

At our campground in Turkey last night we met a group of South Africans who were traveling the world on a Global Challenge expedition. We invited them over to our truck for a Braai (South African style BBQ) and some Rooibos tea. I don’t think they had been eating very well and they were thrilled to see some MEAT smoking away on the grill.

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A lot of young people talk about traveling away from their home and changing the world but very few actually do it. I really like meeting young Christians who have already taken the leap of faith and have launched out beyond their comfort zone.

BTW I highly recommend Global Challenge, which started in South Africa but now works globally. There are a number of round the world type expeditions now being hosted and offered as a type of short-term experience. Earlier this year I spoke at a “Around the World in 80 days” training.

And if you are thinking of being a global nomad for a year then I recommend buying a “Round The World” [RTW] flight. The cheapest ones start and end in London and you can do the world for under 1000 pounds. Thats just a little more than going to the other side of the world and back. But with a round the world ticket, you go in the same direction and can take a whole lot of stops and you have a year to do it. You sometimes need to do a little road trip or two to keep the miles down – which is what we did last year. We ended up driving across USA in a car we bought for $300 and we took a train across China to Beijing.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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