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Do you dream of travelling the world more adventurously, discovering new cultures, or simply enjoying a more authentic travel experience? 

Let Me Help You Discover The Secrets Of How To Travel The World As A Global Independent Traveler

Get the help and support you need to get ready to travel the world, wherever you wish to go and on your terms.

Are you concerned traveling the world is expensive, dangerous, or lonely?

You may feel concerned traveling the world is expensive, dangerous, or lonely. This probably makes you feel anxious about travel, pushing further away the confidence of any thoughts of independent travel.

There is good news is you don't have to let go of your travel dreams. If your dream has been to travel the world, here's how I can help you.    

To be able to travel cost effectively while being more adventurous. To be in a position that will allow you to discover new cultures and enjoying a more authentic travel experience. All without always relying on the expense of organised tours. And perhaps even through volunteering be able to assist other people less fortunate with their recovery efforts. 

That's because, right now, I want to help you by sharing my travel experience, and that of others world travelers, all without leaving your home.

Experience from traveling the world for over 42 years into some 46 countries.  The excitement of seeking adventurous cultural experiences, but without the high risks or requiring a high budget.

Who I Am And Why I Can Help You To Travel The World As A Global Independent Traveler

As a world traveller, author and speaker, I recently traveled on an exciting 12 month solo backpacking gap year adventure around the world. Traveling through 23 countries, the My Senior Gap Year story has been published in both English and Chinese.

The story attracted media interest from the BBC with numerous TV, radio, print and online media across Australia, the USA, Europe and Asia. I am regularly invited to speak at organisations about the adventure.

The Global independent Travelers program also draws on the experience of other world travellers, including valuable advice from experienced solo travelling women. 

As an adventurous Baby Boomer, you'll become part of an exciting community of youthful minded independent travelers from all around the world, where you can travel where you wish, on your terms and without always relying on a tour guide.

That's why I put together this package to help you. To be empowered as Global Independent Traveler. To learn the tips and advice from my experiences as worldwide traveler. As well the tips and advice from solo women travelers who reveal how to deal with issues like danger, safety and feelings of isolation. 

How To Travel The World As A Global Independent Traveler

This program guides you through the steps on How to be a Global independent Traveller. To learn how you can also enjoy a fun and adventurous alternative beyond our familiar comfort zones offered by cruises, resorts, comfortable hotels or being guided on a tour.

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Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

Delivered online,  the program, comprising of seven modules. Each module covers a different subject, such as helping to clarify the type of travel that best suits you. Another module covers tips and advice preparing to travel, what to do while traveling such as tapping into social networks and meeting other travelers. Managing money and how to travel safely, particularly for mature age women. Each module includes a number of video lessons, along with a transcript, as well as a list of relevant resources and links for more information. The program can be completed in less than a day. At the end of the program you will feel more empowered and knowledgeable.

Avoid The Common Travel Traps

Learning from other experienced travelers means you gain all the tips and advice of travel without falling into the common traps many inexperienced travellers face. Travel is not without challenges. But if you crave for a sense of adventure and excitement without the unnecessary risk, this program gives it to you straight - the good and the bad!

Be An Empowered Traveler

Gaining the knowledge of others also helps you gain the confidence of a more experienced traveler. As well to understand that other people just like you, who may also have had to deal with major life setbacks, will help you to feel a more empowered traveler.

Making Travel A Social Experience 

One of the biggest challenges, particularly if you find yourself singe in latter life, is the fear of feeling isolated traveling. Its a fear we all have. But in the program you will learn how you can turn it into a huge positive. You will learn the tips and advice on how to get socially connected. You may be alone, but you don't have to feel lonely.

Travel Without Being Expensive

It's a common myth that travelling the globe is expensive. It does not have to be. In the program you will discover why the longer you travel, the cheaper it is. Learn how some people travel the world on a government pension and will experience a far greater cultural immersive and rewarding experience than someone on a five star budget.  

Here’s what people are saying about the course


"…Love the idea behind it and that you want to encourage people to just get out there and live!..."


"…This is an EXCELLENT course. I'm truly impressed at the content, quality, and value you deliver…"


"…The modules are clear concise and easy to digest. A lot of great information that isn’t overwhelming…"


"…The trade off between leasing out your home in order that you can be financially fluid to have the monies to use to travel whilst still having a home base to come home to, when ready…"


"…I enjoyed Chris's travel photos in the background. And seeing him in front of his global destinations inspires me to explore and find my own. And I like that he recommends alternatives and explains them in detail so you can be aware of your own best choices..."


"…Encouragement to just go!! There is a lot of good tips to get started and to progress from smaller trips to more long term…"

"…Wonderful and informative…"

Here's what’s in the program...

This program guides you through the steps on How to be a Global independent Traveller. 


Module 1: Introduction

Module 1 Introduces what it means to be a Global independent Traveler as a youthfully minded Baby Boomer. The excitement of experiencing new destinations and amazing natural wonders. Experiencing different cultures and meeting amazing people along the way. It's a way of travel where you choose your itinerary and decide what tours or activities you want to do as you go.


Module 2: Your Travel Style

In this module we clarify your preferred style and purpose to travel, myths of travel, and what may be stopping you. What is your preferred style of travel. What is your heart pulling you to do and what is stopping you?  Your purpose, the type of travel you want. And where you are now what steps do you need to get there?


Module 3: Planning Your Adventure

Here we look at all the essentials of planning your adventure including choosing a destination, flights, accommodation, travel insurance, visas and what you need to get organised for your adventure. By being smart we can travel cheaper than most people think. Choosing the right accommodation options can offer fantastic cultural experiences. Should you enjoy the local cuisine or are the risks too great? And what technology and apps should you equip yourself with and how should you manage your documentation to help when decisions are needed on the go.


Module 4: Travel Smarts

This module discusses some of the smarts of travel such as solo travelling, how to travel longer for less cost and earning an income while travelling. If you don't have partner available to travel, don't wait, travel solo. Just do it. You really don’t have to feel lonely.  Earning an income provides balance to travel. You could run a small online business, contract your skills out or teach English either online of face to face. And traveling longer can be cheaper that living at home by using your home to help offset your travel costs.


Module 5: Travel Essentials

Module 5 looks at the essentials of travelling including all the pre-departure activities. What to pack, managing your money, using technology. And how to make the most of your time on arrival. It's where the fun begins. We're finally there. So, we look at how to make social connections, activities to do as well as financial survival tips and how to travel safely.


Module 6: Living Like a Local

This module discusses some of the smarts of travel such as solo travelling, how to travel longer for less cost and earning an income while travelling. 

Committing to one place is not as easy. It can appear it could be lonelier with the time it takes to form friendships. But the rewards from the challenge of it all, are a very fulfilling experience.  It's the ultimate low burnout form of travel. 


Module 7: Keeping Your Dream Alive

Perhaps the most important step. How to keep your dream alive. It's easy to have big ideas, but what do we need to do stop them from being just a good idea at the time.  If we stop challenging ourselves we stop growing. We can all have dreams, that yearning inside to live our dreams. To us they can seem big crazy ideas. But it takes special people like you to make it happen.


Plus, Receive These Special Bonuses...

What you can save with having the confidence to travel independently, even the saving from the cost of just one small tour, will well and truly pay for the cost of this program. In addition this this, you will also receive these two special bonuses.

Bonus 1
The Youthful Art of Midlife Travel Book

Described as one Man’s Journey that will Inspire You to Live Your Travel Adventures. The story has been covered by the BBC and by numerous TV, radio, print and online media across Australia, Europe, USA and Asia. The story has also been featured on national TV in the USA. A Chinese version of the book has now been published in Taiwan. Free Delivery. Valued at USD$24.79

"...Absolutely loved it, lots of laughs on your wit..."
"...Delightful and very enjoyable read..."
"...An excellent read and I felt as though I was also on the journey. Funny, witty, moving and above all, a great inspiration..."
"… Following your journey was exciting. To read the book was inspiring. A great example of getting on with life no matter what life throws at you…"

Bonus 2
Personal One-on-One Travel Mentor

A one hour of One on One Travel Mentoring. If the idea of enjoying a more authentic travel experience such as engaging with local cultures, perhaps exploring the history or volunteering, appeals to you…. But maybe you don’t know where to start.
Perhaps you have an expectation that travel is expensive. But you love the idea of being a more independent traveller where you are control, instead of relying on expensive tours. This one on one personal mentoring over skype will help provide clarity to your purpose of travel, as well as answer any questions you may have going through The Global Independent Traveler Program. Valued at $150.
"...I wanted to thank you and let you know you have inspired me and influenced me. My kids are so proud of me and I know I have happy adventures ahead..."
"...Absolutely awesome! I find myself in a similar situation to Chris, going through the same range of evaluation.....logic vs emotion. We are never too old. Don't let your dreams be dreams, just do it. Thanks Chris..."
"..I was contemplating & had actually brushed off the thought of travelling on an around the world ticket for three months as fear/ uncertainty/excitement all overwhelmed me. Your inspiring talk has rekindled my interest. Thank you for sharing & inspiring..."

About The Program Teacher,
Chris Herrmann

When I suddenly found myself widowed after 40 years of marriage, it was the most devastating time of my life. Life then led me on a journey I never would have expected. A twelve month solo backpacking adventure around the world.

I was encouraged to write a book on the story of My Senior Gap Year. The book has now been published in both English and Chinese. It has attracted media interest from the BBC with numerous TV, radio, print and online media across Australia, the USA, Europe and Asia.

What's driving me is to inspire and help others, particularly people our generation. To experience the youthful midlife traveler  in all of us, to live our travel adventure dreams.

Here’s what people are saying about Chris


"…Chris gives you the cold, hard truth about the challenges inherent in global travel. There were some things that were difficult to hear, but one needs to consider all angles, the good, the bad and the ugly to be fully apprised of the reality of such a venture. Thank you Chris…"


"…Chris gives it to you straight. And since he's already travelled around the globe, I know his words come from direct experience, which is exceptionally helpful…"


"…I like that you make people aware of pitfalls and that issues will come up but if one stays calm and thinks clearly there is always a solution. I feel that is very important for people to understand - something will inevitably happen, it’s how one deals with it that will determine how your attitude towards travel plays out…"

It's All About Travelling Smarter...

After completing this program, you could expect to save thousands of dollars compared to the costs of a tour company. For example, I did a nine day visit to the world famous Galapagos Islands. Typical costs for an organised tour for the same length of time were about $5,000. My costs, accommodation, transport, food and drinks was just $1,088.  That was a saving of around $4,000 on just that one experience. 

Or, my 14 day return trip from Lima traveling through southern Peru to Cusco, train to Machu Picchu, plus the newly discovered Rainbow Mountain... all for $1,418. That's a saving of well over $1,000.

Or my around the world airfare that cost me under $300. Another saving of around two thousand dollars. Of course, these are my costs as an example only. Your level of luxury and comfort requirements will of course affect your costs. But I was certainly comfortable and felt I experienced everything I set out to do.

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How To Travel The World As A Global Independent Traveller Program

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  • How To Travel The World As A Global Independent Traveller Program
program package

How To Travel The World As A Global Independent Traveller PACKAGE

Regularly $497



  • How To Travel The World As A Global Independent Traveller Program
  • The Youthful Art of Midlife Travel Book
  • One hour One-On-One Personal Travel Mentor 

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

Because I don’t want you to take any risk, let's face it, there's enough of that out there, I'm offering this package on a full 100% money guarantee.
That way I take all the risk.
So, if within 30 days, you are not satisfied with the package or the program, just let me know and I'll return your money in full.

Don’t wait! Look at what past students have to say about this course

Detailed and Informative

"…Very detailed and informative guidelines and resources to complete a global travel excursion. Very helpful to me, as I'm planning a trip around the world. I liked the safety, social, items to pack and all other recommendations…"

Lots of Good Information

"…As a solo traveler I learned some tips I am going to implement in my future travels. Lots of good information. I like the overall theme - get out there and experience life, whether it’s a big solo trip or a small jaunt to get you started…"

Good Information

"…Good information for people just starting out as well as for those who have more experience…"

I am honoured to have the opportunity to share my experiences, tips and advice with you. I encourage and hope you will sign up so you too will feel empowered to be the adventurous global independent traveler you may have dreamed of.  Sincerely, Chris 

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