Evelina Utterdahl travels more than most. She writes travel columns. She loves travel as much as anyone, maybe more.
Yet she chooses not to fly, as she wrote in Why I have chosen to travel the world without flying.
If you’ve had trouble aligning your life with your values, you may learn from her. Part of a growing number of people who think before they fly, she chooses not to fly not out of ignorance or guilt but
- Desire to learn and grow
- Stewardship of her environment and community
in other words, the important skills of leadership, teamwork, and business success.
She’s practicing in living by her values what many wish we could do but don’t have the courage to.
“Wait,” you might say. “Isn’t she missing out on the best parts of life? What about family and making a living? I have work. She must not. Probably a trust fund kid.”
On the contrary. She has the same obligations as anyone else. As you’ll see, she has learned to get the value and experience of travel without the environmental costs.
Fun, joy, discovery
Since I avoid flying too, I finally found someone I could share our mutual fun, joy, and discovery, not the usual arguments everyone gives about how flying is necessary.
This conversation shows two people sharing joy about something people considered impossible. Prepare for your beliefs to be challenged. Prepare to grow.