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Hi, I'm JT, creator of Transformation, Travel, and Tacos.

I prepare impact-driven creators, achievers, and entrepreneurs for unique, growth-focused, bucket list adventures

(photo credit: Pemba Sherpa, with Alissa Nelms)

Mission:  Personal Growth through Life Adventure.

("Vacationers"... experience zero growth.  Personal development? None.)

Start now to prepare "Body, Brain, Behavior, & Belongings" for bucket list adventure travel to places like the summit of Kilimanjaro, beautiful Machu Picchu, and the majestic Himalayas!

Body: Safely Prepare.

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BraiN: mindset MATTERS.

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behavior: earn Trust.

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belongings: Take Less.

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  • BODY: Top 3 Principles to Prepare, Train, and Enjoy Lifelong Adventure
  • BRAIN:  The 3 Critical Decisions & Mindset Perspectives for a Successful Trip
  • BEHAVIOR:  Just 11 Easy Words + 5 Smart Actions to Quickly Bond with Locals
  • BELONGINGS:  7 Items to Take to Prevent Frustration (and Save Money)

About JT Nelms

Through True Purpose Adventures, Get Fit for Travel, and JT’s Adventurous Million, JT Nelms guides owners, creators, achievers, and entrepreneurs along an exciting journey to discover what literally thousands around the world have already proven: 

The perfect trifecta of “Transformation, Travel, and Tacos” is the best formula to wisely prepare for and then enjoy purposeful, growth-focused, uncommon travel... the fastest, cheapest, most effective path to personal development that elevates the 5 Facets of Life HAPPIness:

Health - Admiration - Purpose - Profit - Impact

  • Authentic exposure to unique cultures
  • Majestic, breath-taking locations
  • Pivot-creating growth and perspectives
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Transformation, Travel, and Tacos™: Personal Growth through Life Adventure

Grab all the tips and guides in "Body, Brain, Behavior, and Belongings", as well as more adventurous tips, destination ideas, travel pictures, and fun stories with the weekly email/video episode of "Transformation, Travel, and Tacos".

[The 4 types of people on a plane...  what do they have in common?]

Seeking More Life Adventure?  Let's Explore...


Published on December 23rd, 2020 by JT Nelms.

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil… to one who is striking at the root.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

For every thousand people trying, there is one powerful person who dares to dig deep inside.

What will you choose?

Vacationers vs. Adventurers

Millions of creators, achievers, business owners, and entrepreneurs go on vacations every year.

The goal? To get away and relax.

A few, however, seek adventure. Their beliefs and values lead to actions that are very different. They seek “more” of something deeper... and they've learned how to find it.

Here is a real-life example. 

When you or I get on an airplane, there are generally 4 groups of people:

  • A large group of people are traveling for work. The demands of their job dictate that their skills, expertise, and presence must exist at a location away from wherever they normally live.
  • A smaller group is traveling to provide support. They must go fix something, be present for someone who is in need, or be part of a specific life event that has importance.
  • A third group is going on or coming home from a vacation. These people want time away from stress where they can unwind, as they visit their preferred vacation spot.
  • The smallest, tiniest group is seeking adventure… whether they are on their way to a new travel destination, or on their way back. They seek it in new, amazing locations... and continue to find it at home.

The first group are “Workers”.

The second group: “Supporters”.

The world needs both, and I am grateful for them. There is no question that I occasionally board a plane and fall into those categories, myself.

Many, many exist in these first 2 categories.

The people in the third group are “Vacationers”. I used to be one.

The last and rarest group… “Adventurers”. This tiny subset of people are always seeking growth, authenticity, and depth.

Interestingly, all four of these groups travelled for the same reason...

Click below to find out why.

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