Last updated: 11:30 AM ET, Wed August 05 2015

Video Shows Man's Magical Journey Around the World

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | August 05, 2015

Video Shows Man's Magical Journey Around the World

Photo via YouTube

Walter Chang is our hero, saving up a year’s worth of money to take a three-year trip around the globe.

Thankfully, the world traveler decided to offer a glimpse of the amazing adventure with the following YouTube video (h/t The Awesomer).

Chang explains on YouTube: “In 2011 I quit my job after saving up and started to travel around the world. I trekked amazing landscapes, checked off the bucket list, hitchhiked, slept anywhere I could, and made countless friends. These are my memories.”

The result is a few minutes of video that will lead to sudden onset jealousy for travel enthusiasts.

Featured are a myriad of iconic landmarks and picturesque settings. Chang experienced everything from rock climbing to snorkeling with local wildlife — a dream for millions was the reality for this brave adventurer:

Now you might not be quite ready to take the leap that is quitting your job to traverse the wide expanse of the world.

Chang hopes this video is the impetus for another endeavor in the form of a book that chronicles his travels.

His Kickstarter campaign already raised the initial goal of $12,000 for “a book with amazing photos and stories to over 60 countries.”

Chang delved deeper into his story on the Kickstarter page. He states there were some truly harrowing moments.

However, Chang continues that you too can enjoy similar exploits: “I always thought globetrotting was only possible for the rich and adventurous, but this isn't true. Traveling around the world with nothing but a backpack can be done with less money than you think and becomes easier everyday through online traveling tools.”

The expedition was arduous and rewarding, exhausting and breathtaking, and that is just our take after seeing a three-minute preview of the brilliant escapade.

Even if you aren’t ready to take the deep dive of a massive journey such as this, perhaps the video will be inviting enough to have you consider dipping your toes into travel.


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.