Traveling Has Been My Yearning Since I Was A Boy and I Made It My Life. w/ Gary Mancuso

April 11, 2016

Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Is Having A Philosophy About What You Are About and What You Want To and Going After It. - Gary Mancuso

What’s up FLY Zone,

Today my guest is Gary Mancuso. I was introduced to Gary by Zephan Moses Blaxberg from the Year of Purpose Podcast because he thought that Gary would be a great guest for Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings and he was.

After a couple of emails back and forth, Gary scheduled an interview and we connected on Skype on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, to talk about his life.

Gary Mancuso is a writer, traveler, entrepreneur and speaker who had a burning desire to travel ever since he was a boy. Then, the summer before his senior year in high school, he left his family home in Ohio and drove to California. 

Arriving in Los Angeles with four dollars in his pocket, he slept on the beach for a spell until he got his footing. As an adult, he traveled the world widely, including many of its most remote wildernesses and traditional cultures. At times, his travels took him into conflict zones, failed states and those with horrific governance.

When he wasn’t wondering off somewhere, Gary studied economics, communications, and political science and got a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. 

After finishing his education, he headed business development in the trading room of a large regional bank. There, he developed an automation payments service targeted toward Intellectual Property Law firms that became the industry standard in the US. 

Leaving his position at the bank halfway into the first decade of this new century, he embarked on a six-year global expedition into many of the world’s remaining intact traditional cultures and wildernesses. 

His memoir of this unique experience, “The Last Places on Earth: Journeys in Our Disappearing World” was released in summer, 2014. Along with his passion for travel, Gary is an avid trekker, swimmer, scuba diver, environmentalist, and private pilot.

His 3 Favorite Topics To Talk About are:

  • Travel to exotic, traditional cultures and great wildernesses
  • International and domestic affairs--political, economic, environmental 
  • Motivation, personal growth and realizing one's life goals

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Gary’s story
  • What inspired him to a life of travel 
  • What he did for 6 years for his life and what he took away from that experience
  • His personal message
  • His book, The Last Places on Earth 
  • His definition of Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings  

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If you are new to the show, go here to and listen to FLY episode 001: Welcome to The Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Podcast. This episode will catch you up to speed about: what my show is about, what Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings is, who I am, and the format of my show. 

Another great episode that will get you up to speed is FLY episode 020: FLY Millennials Making History. On this episode, I share that I am expanding the show to include conversations with Millennials that are Fulfilling their Life’s Yearnings. These Millennials are writing the script of their lives to whatever they want it be, and are taking action on their dreams to make them a reality. 

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