How The Man With ‘The Best Job In The World’ Turned Travel Into A Career

Life Writer
03.15.17

Ben Southall

Ben Southall has made a career of traveling the world. A few wise decisions paired with some good old fashioned luck have afforded Southall a life that most of us only dare to dream about. But it’s also really hard work. Being a working traveler means you have to be part journalist, part photographer, part videographer, part curator, part TV personality, and part biographer. Let’s not pretend that’s an easy job.

I sat down with Southall recently to talk about how one can pursue a life on the road, the joys of traveling the Islamic world, and travel’s continued importance in the current political climate.