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Travel Advice

The Ultimate Packing List

By on February 22, 2017

It can be a bit tricky figuring out what to pack for a backpacking trip, especially one around the world with multiple climates and situations. Using my knowledge and experiences from 3 big trips, I went ahead and did the legwork for you – creating a thorough and comprehensive…


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Top 50 Countries To Visit

By on February 16, 2017

Part of what motivates me is listing out every country I want to see, every year. That way over time I can collect all the information and research I need, poke friends for advice, gather inspiration and stay motivated to keep traveling. At the moment I am up to…


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Why I Moved To Australia

By on February 16, 2017

Nine months in to my year long journey around the world,  I made the decision to move to Melbourne, Australia on a Working Holiday Visa and enjoy a new life in the land down under. It wasn’t until after I made my announcement, that I realized what a strange…


One Year Around the World: The After Video

By on February 14, 2017

343 Days, 42 Countries, 31 Currencies, 29 Languages, and 6 Continents later, it has come to the inevitable end of my trip around the world. It’s an odd combination of remembering it all like it was just yesterday, and feeling as if I’ve lived through 3 different lifetimes. I’ve…

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”