Traveling around the world is the dream of many people. Unfortunately, few of them have what it takes to make it come true.
Let’s face it, it’s not so easy at first glance: you all have your jobs, your education, your family and your responsibilities. As exciting as it sounds, you can’t just leave it all behind, take your backpack and go exploring the world.
Then, the financial and planning part comes in. How are you going to pay for the trip. Is it safe enough to hitchhike. What places are you going to visit. Who will keep you company in the trip. Are you up for the adventure?
However, when this travel dream comes true, the experience and the feelings describing it are priceless. Or so say the people having lived the experience. And the short travel films Move, Eat, Learn were a living proof of this.
Benjamin Jenks is one of those people who got out of their comfort zone to fulfill his dream. From LA to Maine, he hitchhiked across the USA in a 5000 miles journey, where he met around 930 people. The result? An inspirational stop-motion video. And his series of videos does not resume only to travel films:
The backpack filmmaker with a “slight addiction to hitchhiking”, as he describes himself on his blog, quotes Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction as the triggers that started his adventure around the world. And just like in the book, he’s not only exploring the world but he’s also trying to find a meaning for his life.
While traveling the world, the modern Jack Kerouac creates inspirational videos, meets locals, and sees the places through their eyes. The best part is that he shares his experience and travel tips with others so that everybody can have a glimpse of how living life at its fullest feels like.
However, something strikes me as odd in this video. Why is Benjamin Jenks wearing the same T-shirt and blazer in all the locations?
You can watch the longer version of the video here:
Featured image credit to Benjamin Jenks on AdventureSauce.