Our story

Welcome to Breaking Trail Online, we have been giving travel a purpose since 2014

Some travel for leisure, some to escape. We believe travel is both of those parts, plus a search for meaning. Part self-help, part adventure travel, part long-form and thought provoking, Breaking Trail is above all else a resource for shaping your own future and becoming the person you want to be, even if that requires breaking new trails. Armed with your two best friends, self-reliance and an independent spirit, anything is possible.

We’ll take you on journeys of self-discovery down trails all over the world. After college we turned away from the typical 9-5 job path. We weren’t trying to find the fast track, but the right track.

Shunning the concrete trail paved with office cubicles and business suits we opted in for wine festivals in Germany to learn about the simple pleasures of life, Budapest to become educated on the horrors of humanity, and Bogota to get a life lesson in spirituality. We explore such things as writing a resume after a long stint abroad, beating boredom on the road and getting an informal education. Travel should have purpose, and our goal was to discover what that was.

After years of studying the most influential people in the world we discovered a simple, but powerful formula that they all used to change the world, leave a legacy, discover their independence and make money. The key component is investing in yourself as the greatest asset you could ever possess. For people such as Steve Jobs, Moses, Jesus, Richard Branson, Alexander the Great and many more this started with purposeful travel.

Believing that freedom is key to this we stayed free and wandered the world. Here’s what we discovered and share with you on our blog:

  1. The destination is less important than the road you take to get there.
  2. To do anything great you must first believe in yourself.
  3. Every destination has something to tell you, a nugget of purpose to make your life better.
  4. The will to follow your own path no matter where it leads is the most important thing in the world.

The adventure awaits. We hope you will join us on this journey to become a better person tomorrow than you were today.