My Self-Published Books

Journey On

How To Travel the World — Even If You're Young and Broke

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Learn how to travel the world and how you can even make money along the way with Journey On. With 500+ downloads and a perfect 5-star rating, find out how you, too, can travel the world. And no, you don’t need to be rich to travel! Download now to start your journey.

There are a few universal human truths: we all want to fall in love, be happy, and travel the world. Travel is right at the top of nearly everyone’s bucket list. It’s just one of the things we want to do as human beings.

For many people, traveling the world is thought to be an unattainable dream. It’s not something you can have right here, right now, in your prime younger years (but for those of you who are a little older, remember it’s never too late to travel the world — there are still tons of relevant resources). The only time you think you can travel is when you’re older, after you’ve retired with hundreds of thousands in the bank. Or, perhaps after saving up and cutting costs while working your nine to five job, just to take a week off to travel the world and return back to the monotonous working life.

Order Journey On now – you’ll soon realize it’s a myth that you must wait until you’re retired, older or rich to travel the world.

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At 18 years old, I broke free from the conventional high school to college to career outline. I said to myself, ‘screw going straight into school, screw working in my suburban town; I am going to go off and experience the world.’ By taking a risk and breaking free, I’ve packed more experience into my years than many 80-year-olds have. Life’s too short not to explore uncharted territory, take risks, and actually pursue what you love.

Travel has become my area of expertise and I want to share what I’ve learned with you. I have received dozens, if not hundreds, of messages from friends, acquaintances and complete strangers that have asked me how I travel so much. Hence, this eBook was born! The methods of traveling the world for free or while making money I cover are legitimate and I use or have used most myself. Learn how you can travel with free room and board, find cheap flights and cheap tickets; even make money along your journey.

In this book, I provide several ways to make money while you travel (or at least travel free via teaching or volunteering). Here are just a few methods I provide in-depth information on:

  • Teaching English. Glaringly obvious, but this is one of the most common routes. My book gives you insider information and teaches you how to teach on the go – virtually and in person.
  • Freelancing. It’s intimidating to leave the stability of your job, but becoming your own boss allows you to work from anywhere.
  • Crowdfunding. Often overlooked, crowdfunding is a great way to tap into some funds from people who love and support you.
  • Volunteer Exchanges. Stay with hosts all around the world as you teach them your language, share your culture, work on home projects or man the front desk.
  • And more! From typical methods of travel to more obscure ways, this eBook provides you with insider information on how you can travel the world affordably.

Download this eBook NOW for the most in-depth, comprehensive information on how to travel the world.

Reviews

“Ryan Shannon has figured out what many will never understand in a lifetime – freedom is more valuable than money, experiences are more important than objects, and traveling the world is possible without 30 years of saving, scrounging, and hating your life. The best part is, he shows you how to do it, and tells you how he’s done it.” —Amazon Reviewer

Taste Torino

The Local Scoop on Food Paradises, Museums, and Secret Sites in Turin

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Turin: Italy’s Most Underappreciated City. When planning a trip to Italy, everyone always thinks of Rome, Venice, and Florence, of course. But, what if I told you there’s a whole other side to Italy, beyond its crowded, tourist-filled metropolises, waiting to be discovered.

One urban area that’s been overlooked for far too long is Turin.

In this Turin travel guide, you’ll discover:

  • Secret, Off-the-Radar Spots in Turin. Many of which are unknown to locals, Torinesi. You’ll see a whole new side of Turin.
  • Museums of All Types. Turin is a treasure trove of museums. From ancient to modern, there’s an experience for everyone.
  • Foodgasm-worthy Restaurants. Turin is renowned for its food scene, but some places are better than others. I’ve pointed out the top spot for you.
  • Day Trips (All Reachable with Public Transport). Take advantage of Turin’s strategic location. Explore the area with buses, trains and even BlaBla car.

Beat the Crowds – Explore Turin While It’s Still a Secret! You’ll discover plenty of interesting spots to transform your stay into Turin into one that’s magical rather than ordinary.

Download this book to enjoy an authentic Taste of Turin!

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Underappreciated Means Lower Prices and More Opportunity for You!

I had the pleasure of spending over two years of my life in this magnificent Italian city, and consequently had plenty of opportunities to explore her narrow alleyways, well-known landmarks and discover secret spots. 

Turin, or Torino in Italian, is an excellent but under-explored Italian tourist destination that boasts clean, magnificent streets and provides an authentic feel for metropolitan Italian life. Plus, you’ll never feel like you’re elbow-to-elbow with other tourists as you may in Venice and parts of Rome.

Shedding Its Industrial Reputation

While Turin once had a reputation for being an industrial and gray city, there’s much history and culture to be discovered – it was Italy’s first capital, afterall, and recently hosted the Olympics in 2006. 

As you’ll discover, Turin is a city full of color and vibrancy. From the picturesque cityscape dominated by the Mole, to the buzzing food scene (if you do make your way to Piemonte, your perception of pasta will be forever changed. A common dish in this region is pasta with butter – it may not be what you’re used to, but believe me –  it’s a must-try!) and many cultural events that cater to its thriving student population.

A Quick Connection From Milan, Genova and France

While Turin may not have been on your Italian bucket list, it’s my hope that after reading this guide, you make it a point to book a train ticket (only one-hour with Italo, and two hours by bus or the local commuter train from Milan and Genova) to see all that the “Paris of Italy” has to offer. Turin is truly a on-of-a-kind destination and has so much history, art and beauty hiding within her walls.

Turin won’t stay hidden forever. Find cool spots before everyone else does – Download Taste Torino.

Laptop Entrepreneur

Realistic Ways You Can Live the Dream as a Digital Nomad and Make Money Online

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If you’re like most people, chances are you’re stressed, tired and overworked right now (be honest with yourself: aren’t you?). That’s because with the current employment system, you’re expected to clock in at 9 am and leave at 5 pm. But what does that really mean? It means sacrificing eight hours of your day – approximately 50% of your waking hours – spent at work. Eight hours each and every day, forty hours a week that you’ll never get back. And, that excludes the time it takes you to commute, shower, and get ready.

I know working 8 hours a day and dozing off to Netflix is a common routine for many. Fortunately, becoming a Laptop Entrepreneur is the alternative. The best thing about being a Laptop Entrepreneur is that it can be done from anywhere. That means you can kiss your 30-minute commute goodbye along with your worries about being late to work! Now, when you commit to living like a Laptop Entrepreneur, you finally have flexibility and a little bit less stress and peace of mind (which we all need!). Being a Laptop Entrepreneur means fitting your schedule to your life, whereas being a worker means finding a way to fit your life in between the gaps in your work schedule. That’s the difference.

Learn how to take life into your own hands and travel the world as a Laptop Entrepreneur – order now!

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I don’t think it takes much elaboration: any sane person would prefer a life that’s less stressful, allowing for more free time than a life that’s just work, work, work. We weren’t designed to be hidden inside all day – there’s so much more to life than just making a living. As a Laptop Entrepreneur, you can finally see the world like you’ve always wanted to. You’ve always been the type to sift through National Geographic magazines, hoping someday to visit those far-off places. But, you’ve got a job, obligations and don’t have enough vacation days. Guess what? When you become a Laptop Entrepreneur, every day is a vacation (or, more accurately: a workation. You will have to put in some work, which I’ll go over later, but it simply means putting in the work when you want to)!

In Laptop Entrepreneur, I’ll go over how becoming a Laptop Entrepreneur can save you thousands each year and why it may pay off to travel to a low cost of living country, what it takes to become a Digital Nomad, and go into details on the four main digital business models to make money online (negotiating a remote contract, freelancing with a platform like Fiverr or Upwork, freelancing independently, and running your own virtual business).

If you’re tired of your routine and want to explore a way to live that’s focused on freedom rather than slaving away, read Laptop Entrepreneur now – it could change your life!

The Global Volunteer

Free Travel Opportunities to Help Abroad with Gap Year Programs, The Peace Corps, WWOOF and More

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If you’re travel-obsessed like me, you’re always dreaming of far-off places to visit. Maybe you want to explore the lush tropical vibes of Bali or help orphans learn English in a rural village in Guatemala. There are just so many exciting places to see! Unfortunately, not all of us have the bank account to do so. What’s worse is when searching for travel volunteer programs, you’ve likely come across borderline scam websites that charge hundreds – or maybe even thousands – just for a week or two of volunteering. That’s not what this book is about. I’ve sifted through countless websites and resources to find you the best ways to see more of the world while helping others for close to $0!

If you’re looking for a fulfilling program to fill your gap year or are looking to take a sabbatical in a meaningful way, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the contents of this book – and you’ll save big on accommodation and living expenses in the process!

If you want to hep others while traveling free you need to order a copy to learn about the strategies in this book!

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This book is best for…

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Being a high schooler is an exciting time! These are some of the most transformative, life-determining years. You really have an opportunity to figure out what type of person you want to be and pursue your interests. If you’re interested in traveling the world – don’t pass up these opportunities. Not only will programs like WWOOF and AmeriCorps look great on a college application and resume, they’ll completely change your life (best of all you and your parents won’t have to spend a dime if selected).

GAP YEAR SEEKERS

You’ve put in thirteen long years of study and now it’s come to an end. You’ll find most of your peers will go straight into the workforce or college, but there is another option: traveling the world. After spending so much time inside a classroom, maybe it’s time to learn outside of the classroom from people and places that are completely unknown to you. There are plenty of gap year programs available to high school graduates – and you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on them as some companies would lead you to be. Find out how you can organize your own trip to volunteer in a dog shelter in Spain or become in Au Pair in France.

COLLEGE STUDENTS and GRADUATES

Whether you’re already enrolled in a university and want to kill two birds with one stone (travel and education), or haven’t started your academic career yet and are considering getting an international degree as I did, you’ll find out how you can pair your need for education with your wanderlust.

RETIREES

As I mentioned above, there are some challenges for older people who want to travel (just as there are for younger folks i.e. money) but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world. Many farms may be looking for your expertise in gardening or cooking via WWOOFing, or you may be able to volunteer in an orphanage in Latin America, for example, through a help exchange program. On top of that, there are also organizations you can join within the US like the Senior Corps which allows you to make a difference in a different corner of the US. Whether you have your eye set on an exotic, international destination or want to see more of the US, there are plenty of opportunities for you to explore.

YOUNG COUPLES

Sometimes two is better than one! If you want to travel the world as a pair, there are a plethora of benefits. In fact, you’ll save on your WWOOFing membership (which costs between $20 and $60 in most cases. A little expense for a lot of travel and free room and board!)

Travel is not limited to the elite, the privileged and the “lucky.” If you want to travel – you will! Carve out your own future and live the life of your dreams by finding programs that allow you to travel for free. I’ve provided you with countless programs and sincerely hope you take advantage of all the resources and opportunities at your disposal. There’s so much of the world to see and so little time! Download The Global Volunteer now to fulfill your dreams of traveling and helping others.

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