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7 Continents, 55 Countries, Summer Year Round

By on July 10, 2018

I’ll never stop dreaming about unbelievable trips to take. Planning and dissecting routes, mapping out things to see in different countries around the world fascinates me and has always been a lot of fun to do. Recently, I’ve been conjuring up what I would consider to be the perfect…


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5 Women Shattering the Perception of Solo Female Travel

By on January 19, 2018

Whenever I talk about my travels to aspiring female travelers, the conversation usually tends to  go a lot like this:

Them: “So you went to all of those countries on your own? All local travel, just your and your backpack?”

Me: “100% alone, however, almost never alone”

Them: ” Wow, I wish…


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How to Stay Safe On The Road

By on December 8, 2017

Some of the most common questions I get about traveling are about safety and security on the road. Each country and culture is going to present its own challenges, the best thing you can do for yourself is to be a prepared and responsible traveller.

Through 5 years of traveling, I…

JR Harrison III
Atlanta, GA

Five years ago I decided to stop living my life vicariously through others, ditch the "all American dream" to a routine life and travel the world. Since then I have traveled to over 65 countries & 6 continents, seen 6 of 7 wonders, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Kinabalu, volunteered in India & Africa, dived with great white sharks, jumped off the highest bungee in the world, and re-discovered myself. I've created Savvy Vagabond to show the beautiful world as I see it, share my tips & tricks for backpacking on a shoestring, and most importantly, to inspire others to Refuse to Live Vicariously

“The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”