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"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them."

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I'm Amanda, the Burger Abroad. I'm a solo full-time traveler on the road for over 5 years. I slowly wander the world, have mostly one-way conversations with animals, and try to find interesting things to do between meals.

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"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move."

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"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

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"I have no reason to go, except that I have never been, and knowledge is better than ignorance. What better reason could there be for traveling?"

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"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."

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"It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free."

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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

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"Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions."

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"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal."

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"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

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"You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them."

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