I’m Back Home In Australia After One Full Circle Around The World

Just a short post as I’m pretty drained after flying home and having a cold.

I made it back home to Brisbane today after 8 months traveling. The trip took me completely around the world and included these major cities (in the order visited)…

  • Brisbane (home)
  • Fiji
  • Hawaii (Waikiki)
  • Vancouver
  • Toronto (spent summer here)
  • Las Vegas
  • Chicago
  • New York City
  • Niagara
  • Montreal
  • Quebec City
  • Winnipeg
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Brussels
  • Amsterdam
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Napoli
  • Vouliagmeni (beach near Athens)
  • Athens
  • Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Brisbane

It was an amazing experience and something I’ve never done before. Obviously I have lots of photos and videos, most of which I simply haven’t had time to upload. I’ll slowly add them to my Flickr and YouTube accounts over the next few months.

During my travels I was able to run my business and of course blog too. This included completing two six figure product launches and generating six figures in affiliate sales. This is definitely a good thing because I can tell you – Europe is expensive for us Aussies!

Now that I’m back home my immediate priorities, besides getting over a cold, is to support all the new Become A Blogger Premium students and the Blog Mastermind students, clean up the email I’ve let pile up a little during the last couple of weeks and then just chill out for a bit before getting into 2009 project work.

I look forward to catching up with the Aussies and I hope everyone has a great holiday period wherever in the world you are.


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  • Wanted to be the first to say ‘Welcome home mate!’. You should have a welcome home BBQ – and if you wait until March, I’ll come! πŸ˜‰

  • I hope you enjoyed France πŸ˜‰

    Your lifestyle just make me dream, I’m working hard to be capable of doing the same things…

    • I know, I’m working hard to try to do the same thing als I am as so jealous of this man but at least I will admit it.

  • Hi Yaro,

    My salute to you for being able to travel, living life to the fullest and able to run your business while traveling..this is what i really want to do in the future…you are my idol for sure and you managed to launch your product – Become A Blogger Premium student too…

    Wish you have a great New Year ahead and do checkout my recently launched niche blog about love and relationship tips called – Cupid Blogger Dot Com.

    Cupid Blogger

  • Welcome back Yaro

  • Hello Yaro, welcome home then. I’m waiting when you will visit Jakarta πŸ™‚

    • Mas anjar,

      If Yaro is going to Indo, i think it will be Bali and not Jakarta πŸ™‚ But there is a Wordcamp Indonesia 2009 in Jakarta next month, just wondering whether are u going or perhaps maybe Yaro may drop by?

  • Welcome Home Yaro -Its very unfair that you leave my country I N D I A , next time you have a tour like this please make sure you come to my land and also make sure you will give the pleasure to welcome you in my known for hospitality country India.

  • You missed out Liverpool?! The centre of the universe x πŸ™‚

  • Wow Yaro, what a great adventure to travel to so many wonderful places! Sounds like you are living the blogging entrepreneur’s Dream, and I’ll be willing to bet you met a lot of interesting people, along with seeing all the lovely sights. It is good to let people know that if we put our minds to it and play it smart, we can have fun being successful. And blogging is fun! πŸ˜‰


  • Very Lucky Yaro to enjoy a long big tour like this to all great countries. I can never dream of so long tour of 8 months and you manged your buiseness and blog too, that,s very nice and as shanker said you missed india, plan one tour for it also..

  • It was fun tagging along with you on Twitter, Yaro πŸ™‚

    Next time, focus on the Asian part of your tour (that you didn’t quite explore in depth) and spend time in India, too. Would be nice to meet you in person πŸ™‚

    All success

  • Sounds like a nice trip, next time you shoul drop by Scandinavia. Maybe it’s just because i live here, but i think it is definately worth a visit πŸ™‚

  • Congrats on your big trip, Yaro. Or, as they say in Japan recognizing an effort made, “otsukaresama desu”!

    Hope to visit you and Gideon in Australia when I start making my six figures and buy you guys a fancy dinner. We might even invite Darren

    Cheers, D.

  • Six-figure traveling blogger and entrepreneur. Now that’s something to which I can aspire!

    Glad you are back to your home safely. Glad that in my new blogging adventures I came across your work and, after reading a couple of your reports, I’m fortunate to have done so.


  • Hey Yaro,

    How is Singapore? It is really great to be able to travel around the world and still earning a substantial amount of income.

    Personal Development Blogger

  • Yaro, I really want you to answer this question. Did you travel the world alone? Or did you have any friends meeting up at different places?

    Personally, being alone is not so comfortable for me especially when visiting new places. Perhaps its just a paradigm I need to change.

    What is your advice for people like me who are hesitant to travel the world for the reason that they do not have a buddy?


  • Wow! That sounds like an amazing trip which I’d love to take one of these days…I’ve traveled all over the U.S., but not too much overseas.

    Can’t wait to see all the pictures and videos!

  • yo

    so how much did you spend? lots of traveling my friend.

  • I envy what you did, Yaro, except for the various illnesses. If I were to do what you did, I think I would do as you said and just stay longer at a couple of cities.

    Still, my hat is off to you for doing what many of us hope/plan on doing in the future.

    The Geek Entrepreneur

  • I really love your posts Yaro, welcome back πŸ™‚

  • Wow! That sounds like a nice trip. Its also a good timing to come back to australia now that it gets cold everywhere else πŸ˜‰

  • Great job on achieving the perfect balance of work and play!

    It’s times like these when I regret having a girlfriend who won’t be too enthusiastic about traveling the world for 6 months or so….. πŸ™‚

  • Congrate, how nice if i could enjoy the same work like you , travelling while working without to worry about dateline …, welcome back

  • Nice trip, Yaro, and welcome back.

    Who knows, maybe someday I can visit as much places as you have visited. Hope so!.

    Everybody is inspired because of your long lovely trip πŸ˜€

  • Nice round trip! Made me want to go to Rome and Venice again… it’s been over a year.

    Your comment about Euro vs. the dollar makes me think it’s time to visit Australia! πŸ˜‰

  • It is one of my dream to travel the world, taking pictures and all the great stuffs. Hopefully the New Year will be very much better for all of us. Merry Christmas Yaro and God bless.

  • Happy days. Now is the time to do it before kids!

  • Hi Yaro, congrats and welcome back home. I hope when next you go round the world you will step on the African continent. We sure have some goodies to offer. Tust me πŸ˜‰

  • My gosh! Traveling to that many places sure must have been tiring! I wonder how ya gonna go on to reply to the comments here even after resting. πŸ™‚

  • Hey Yaro….
    Welcome back…. what a nice trip you have there. I’m waiting your trip to Indonesia. ^_^ .



  • Looks like you had a great time. Sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet up.

    I might be heading back to australia for a few months next year so I’ll buzz you closer to the time and see if you fancy meeting up πŸ™‚


  • I just read about your world trip and it sounded like a dream holiday. i wonder which city was the best for you. i hope one day i can travel to as many cities as you.

  • looks like u had a really good time. hope you did =-) i hope to do the same soon!

  • Yaro

    Impressive, how does it feel to travel and not miss a beat as far as your income stream is concerned? What did you find was your greatest challenge during these eight months? If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently? What kind of research was done before hand? Thanks in advance.


  • LJP

    The trip sounds amazing!! Hope you get over your cold quickly πŸ™‚

  • That is outstanding! You just lived the dream I am working so hard to achieve. Congrats on your success and enjoy your well deserved time off over the holidays.

  • That is some trip! Must be great to get back to home base! Feel like Phileas Fogg?

  • http://resourcesandmoney.blogspot.com

    You are so rich!! Are you a millionaire? Billionaire or something?

    • LOL – Yaro is rich, indeed πŸ˜‰

      His lifestyle is the envy of most bloggers πŸ˜€

  • Yaro,

    Welcome back! That’s quite a list of places to visit πŸ™‚

    Your journey is a sample of what blogging can offer to the right person with the right mindset πŸ™‚

  • Look so amazing to be success Entrepreneur by Blog. hope I can be like you, one day.

  • Welcome back, Yaro.
    Looks like Africa was not in your tour path. How come you can claim to have toured the whole world yet exclude Africa? I am mad! What happened?!
    Hey, hey, hey hold it. Guys I am just kidding!! JUST KIDDING.
    Hopefully, next time around Africa will arouse your interest. The people are very nice and appreciative of tourists. South Africa, Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria and Kenya are few of the many places you will find interesting.
    Welcome, back!

    • You’re right Ebuka. I told Yaro so. That he need to include African countries in his next trip. There are lovely sites he can visit. I will love to see him blogging from Obudu Ranch or Olumo Rock. πŸ˜‰

  • :O You dropped by at Winnipeg?! I’m surprised anybody out of Manitoba would even think of visiting Winnipeg… or have even heard of it.

  • You missed my hometown Seattle!

  • Envy envy! How did you do that?!! Smart and full of drive! If ever I am any closer to these traits I will achieve more!

  • Hey Yaro

    I have no idea who you are but I linked here from Problogger and it seems I’ve stumbled upon a Movie Star among bloggers. Cool. Well, I am a blogger wannabe. I now write about nine different blogs and I probably have all of 2 visitors per month between them all. LOL. But I love it. Wish I could live like you, traveling the world, writing, earning six figure incomes. How did you do that and now long did it take you?!

    By Marion TD Lewis, Blogger

  • 8 Months!?!? WOOOOOW, that’s a long vacation!

    I actually plan to travel all year next year to soon as everything settles!

  • I missed it if you said it already, but was it a cool hot-air balloon ride, or did you travel the old-fashioned way … by plane?

  • Wow, that is one hell of a trip. I’d like to do that someday.

  • Excellent blogging lifestyle! Being able to take your office (your laptop) with you and work where ever you are.Fantastic, that is my goal as well.

  • Welcome back my friend Yaro. Lolz, I have been away from Brisbane for 14 months now. Would love to meet you someday if we happen to be staying close to each other. I’m in Singapore now.

  • OMG!You went to singapore!How i wish i could have saw you somewhere or bump into you and give you a handshake!

    Anyway love your blog Yaro!

  • Wow that was some trip, I bet it was amazing, but I’m sure you’re glad to be home!

    Have a great Christmas, can’t wait to see what you do next in 2009…

  • That certainly is an impressive trip! One day I’ll do something like that. One day. Probably.

  • Hi Yaro: That is so very cool that you travelled around the world. I look forward to the day I do the same thing. I just found your blog and I plan on learning every single thing I can from you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I am very impressed with what I have read so far. I certainly will be commenting on other posts you have on here.


    Robin πŸ™‚

  • Hey Yaro –

    Welcome back! Hurry up and shake that jet lag and update the Flickr photos so I can live vicariously through you =)


  • Wow that sounds like an absolute blast. Me and my wife are planning something similar. Hey Yaro, I see that you spent a lot of time in Canada. Yeah, it’s pretty in the spring and summer. I didn’t know that you were coming to Niagara Falls. My wife’s family is from there and we go back and forth all the time. Hope you got to see the falls and go on a wine tour. Great grapes here : )

  • hi yaro. i am really jealous. You must be earning a lot..

  • Nice trip and nice to have you back πŸ™‚

  • Hi Yaro!

    Great to know that you stopped by Singapore! I’m from Singapore!

    Hope you’d enjoyed your stay here. But the next time you’re here, I’d be glad to show you around. Especially if you’re into food. πŸ˜‰

    Anyone here is welcome to look me up as well. πŸ™‚



  • A whole summer in Toronto, what a great city. great people. That would be a dream for most people. Then you got to see all those other places.

    You have done what few will ever get to do in their lives. All thanks to your success with Internet Marketing. Very impressive. Very powerful. Very inspiring to us who are working our way up in Internet Marketing to reach a lifestyle that we can only dream of right now.

    As a student of Michael Cheney and Alex Jeffreys I have a great interest in what you have to offer as will many of my blog readers. I am going to put a link to your blog on my site. I am sure many people will benefit from it.

    Thomas Northrop

  • Wow, great trip. I admit I’m jealous πŸ™‚

    And yes, every time I return from the US I notice how expensive Europe is. Lately we started to do extended shopping sprees while in the US πŸ™‚

  • Hi Yaro,

    Man, stories like that from successful bloggers and online marketers are what keep beginners like me working hard!

    I just got started (with the help of Alex Jeffreys’ coaching), and will be working non-stop to catch up with all you guys.

    Meanwhile, if you drop by North Carolina USA the next time around, I’ll buy you a “real” beer πŸ™‚

    Warm regards and please keep me posted,


  • You did not come to Africa.We are waiting to see you.Please when next you plan to tour,make Nigeria your number one visit area.

    • Thanks for all the replies everyone and sorry I missed your countries this trip (especially all you Indians! – you guys and grils are all over the planet you know – EVERY city I went to had Indians in it).

      I flew over India on the way from Dubai and Singapore. It would have made a good stop off point, but at this stage I was just keen to get home.

      Maybe next time!

  • Hey Yaro, glad you made it back home safely. I’m sure you had a blast, but you didn’t stop by Atlanta,Ga. Oh well maybe next time huh? πŸ˜‰


  • Holy mother of God! You really did go around the world. I have so much respect for people who travel frequently. I wish I could travel more. But with being a small business owner who is trying to grow his business it is very difficult to get away for any length of time. Nevertheless I press on and hope to be mostly absentee owner some day.

  • Hi Yaro:

    I just found your blog the other day and tried to post but don’t think I was successful as my computer decided to crash on me before it went through.

    I enjoyed reading your adventures around the world. I too hope to be int he position one day to do the same thing. I am sure it was quite adventurous.

    I hope you are recovered by now πŸ™‚ Look forward to reading more of your blogs…

    Robin πŸ™‚

  • steph

    quite a trip indeed! i’ve enjoyed following your travels. look forward to catching up in the new year πŸ˜€

  • Dubai and Napoli, some of my two favourite cities. Dubai has all the money in the world, it’s the business! and Napoli has very little, but still has the best pizzas ever!

  • I think that the return home this is a big holiday for you. -))

  • Sorry I missed the meet up you did in Toronto. I truly enjoyed reading your blog and traveling exploits over 2008. Must be nice to be home.

  • Clearing out my feed reader after a nice long holiday break, and just saw this. Sounds like a great trip, and I’m sure it’s also nice to be home.

    Have a great 2009 … look forward to hearing more from you soon.

  • Robert

    Hey, you really have a lot of good content here. I’ve been online for about 4-5 years just learning the ins and outs of it all but this year I plan on getting my first online business started. Any advice would been amazing. Thanks for an awesome blog. Also, I am interested in purchasing your program at the 97 dollar a month level but on the pay page I do not see that option as talked about in your video.

  • Wow. I’d love to be able to do that eventually. πŸ™‚

  • Osinachi

    Dear Yaro

    I hardly know anything about you before but getting to know about you for just few days now makes me feel like WOW this is a great guy, the kind of guy i had wanted to connect with, your trip around the world makes me wanna do everything you said in your mastermind searies immediately, listening to the interview with leslie of the freebieguy is great inspration, i hope you enjoyed your self in dubai? next time you coming to dubai pls let me know


    Osinachi Achu

  • Wow, sounds like a fabulous journey! We are digital nomadic family 3 years into an open ended world tour, so truly understand the joys of such an experience. Waving from a 15th century village in Andalusia, Spain where we are spending our 3rd winter.

    I just found you because of this post. Now, I am off to explore more!

  • Brilliant!! Must… Work….. Harder!! Need to travel world and make money! heh heh… Really sounds fantastic, though I think I’d prefer to visit a few places fewer and spend more time experiencing each, but nonetheless, sounds like a great experience

  • Wow! Amazing…what an inspiration you are Yaro! Welcome home and get well soon.

  • Damn, thanks for this post Yaro, this post really boost my spirit and inspire me a lot. . Thanks

    Daniel Prihanto

  • My dream trip is Africa…

  • I just recently met a guy who is doing what you did, and I remembered what is was like to travel the world myself. It feels GREAT to be out there and experiencing the world. Thanks for reminding me πŸ™‚

  • thats a hell of a trip yaro, im jealous. I think you should explore some more asian countries in the future but safety isnt the best in some of them!

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