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Man Quits Job to Solve World's Severe High Five Drought

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 04, 2015

Man Quits Job to Solve World's Severe High Five Drought

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Quitting a job so you can go around high-fiving people is rarely considered a good life decision. However, this video of a man doing just that proves there is an instance where it’s an amazing one.

The Lad Bible spotted the following video that features world traveler Craig Lewis enjoying what is an exhausting trip through 36 countries, mandating high fives aplenty.

Now if you were searching for the proper way to immortalize a once-in-a-lifetime trip, this would be it.

Craig Lewis uploaded the following to YouTube on June 3 and it already has over 24,000 views as of this writing:

Now you can see why. The video is basically one giant advertisement for what awaits you the second you embrace the notion of world travel.

Now Lewis did far more than merely secure a passport and airplane ticket, because this was the kind of epic jaunt around the globe that demanded he quit his job.

The YouTube description explains just how much work and patience went into this magical year of discovery.

Lewis writes: “36 countries in a little over a year. I worked and saved for three years and quit to travel the world. I hitchhiked, couch surfed, slept in airports, train aisles, floors, anywhere I needed to. I volunteered in Africa and flew wing suits in California. I trekked to Mt. Everest base camp and BASE jumped off antennas in England.”

More than visiting landmarks, Lewis seems to have created bonds that will never break. He continues, “I made mates for life all around the world…Thanks to everyone who was a part of it, it wouldn't have been the same without you!”

And because a trip like this deserves an encore, Lewis has an Instagram account with images of his adventure, which serves as another reminder as to what’s out your front door.

Of course, this isn’t to say a similar trip is easy to replicate. It mandates hard work and a tremendous amount of savings and courage.

If you have the means and the will, it surely seems like worth the effort.


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