Books - Leon Logothetis

Live, Love, Explore

Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live

Live, Love, Explore

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Leon Logothetis’s life was well plotted out for him. He was to do well in school, go to university, get a job in finance, and spend the next fifty years of his life sitting behind a slab of wood, watching the rain-slicked streets of London from thirty floors above. For a long time, he followed that script, until one day, he finally realized he was living someone else’s life—a good one—but not one of his own choosing.

So he walked out of that life, and discovered the one that took him around the world. Since then, Leon has driven a broken-down English taxicab across America, offering people free rides; ridden a vintage motorbike around the world, relying solely on the kindness of strangers; and followed a fellow traveler through India without ever knowing where he was going. He has visited more than 90 countries on every continent. Along the way, he learned something about the human spirit and about the heart of this world. He learned that he needed to shed his old ideas about who he was supposed to be in order to feel his soul rise to the surface and become the person he always longed to be.

The wisest words he heard, and the greatest lessons he learned, came from everyday people he met on his travels. He became their accidental student, and after years of sharing those lessons through TV shows, college tours, books, and in the media, he realized that he had also become an accidental teacher. His experiences are more than a collection of stories, they have become a way of life—the Way of the Traveler.

So, what is the Way of the Traveler? It’s a roadmap to living your best life, loving with all your heart, and exploring the world—both the great and adventurous one waiting outside your door, and the even greater, more adventurous one waiting within your soul.

Weaving together Leon’s hilarious and heartwarming stories of his misadventures on the road with simple but profound exercises to help you uncover your true path, Live, Love, Explore  will teach you how to live fully and without regrets. It’s not to say that everyone who reads it will have to go to the ends of the world. Because you don’t have to go to Mongolia to discover the truths that lie inside. No, those life lessons can just as easily be learned from the people all around you–the chap serving you coffee at Starbucks, the woman sitting next to you on a plane, your co-workers, family, and friends. There’s an entire world of people willing to teach you their lessons if you’re willing to learn. And by opening yourself up to new adventures, by recognizing that you have the freedom to choose your own road, you’ll find something else that has been hiding in plain sight: you’ll find the life of which you have always dreamed… and the curiosity and courage it takes to make that life happen.

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  • "It took me at least ten years to understand the connection between my travels and the life lessons that got me through tough times. Live, Love, Explore gets you there quicker to celebrate the wonderful, frightening, unexpected journey of life."

    Samantha Brown

    Travel Channel host

  • "Live, Love, Explore is a bona fide page-turner—full of inspiring personal stories, charming anecdotes, and thought-provoking questions. You won’t want to put it down!"

    Light Watkins

    Founder of the Shine Movement 

  • “Live, Love, Explore is a must-read for anyone searching for their true purpose in life. Inspiring and insightful, it outlines the lessons of the Way of the Traveler, a way of life to which we can all aspire.”

    Mark Divine

    Commander, US Navy SEALs (retired), founder of SEALFIT, and bestselling author of The Way of the SEAL

  • "Live, Love, Explore is an instant classic. It reminds all of us that the big dreams we have in our hearts are within reach."

    Shane Jeremy James

    Founder of Actions of Compassion

  • “Live, Love, Explore deserves my highest high kick! Leon's book has helped me find the adventure in my crazy life and can help you too!”

    Fredrik Eklund

    Star of BRAVO’s Million Dollar Listing New York and bestselling author of The Sell

  • “The life I was meant to live has always revolved around travel and media. To read real tips from Leon Logothetis, one of the travel industry's most inspiring figures, made me move beyond the mundane and dream of magical moments and big dreams.”

    Annie Fitzsimmons

    Editor-At-Large, National Geographic Traveler

  • "Leon has nailed it.  It's rare that one so young 'gets' what we all eventually find out; that the grandest and most difficult of journeys is to find and make peace with ourselves. He not only speaks so eloquently of it, he shows us the way.”

    Ted Klontz

    Co-author of The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge

  • “In Leon's latest book, the reader is taken on yet another journey of self-exploration and enlightenment. Leon truly represents the nomadic soul of a traveler seeking answers.”

    Dane Steele Green

    CEO, Steele Luxury Travel, Huffington Post blogger

  • “Leon shares wonderful real-life experiences that are bound to rejuvenate your soul—often from the most unlikely people and places. Live, Love, Explore is entertaining, insightful, and inspiring.”

    J.P. Hansen

    Success coach, inspirational speaker & bestselling, award-winning author of The Bliss List and Find Your Bliss

  • “Leon does it again! In his newest book, Leon so generously shares his experiences which has provided me invaluable guidance on living my best life.”

    Brad Jamison

    Founder of Good Citizen

  • “In Live, Love, Explore, Leon shares his hilarious and heartwarming stores of his adventures on the road. Through his wonderful gift of story, I've learned to live my life more fully and without regrets. Thank you!”

    Lyss Stern

    Founder and CEO, Divalysscious Moms, bestselling author and columnist

  • “Leon sets himself apart with his powerful message paired with such authentic delivery. His insights from his personal experiences have helped me have a more clear vision for a more happy and fulfilling life. Live, Love, Explore is funny, deeply moving and beyond inspiring.”

    Margie Warrell

    Life coach and bestselling author

The Kindness Diaries

One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World

The Kindness Diaries

The incredible journey of one man who sets out to circumnavigate the globe on a vintage motorbike fueled by kindness.

Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Incredibly, he makes his way across the U.S., through Europe, India, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and finally to Canada and back to the Hollywood sign, by asking strangers for shelter, food, and gas. Again and again, he’s won over by the generosity of humanity, from the homeless man who shares his blanket to the poor farmer who helps him with his broken down bike, and the HIV-positive mother who takes him in and feeds him. At each stop, he finds a way to give back to these unsuspecting Good Samaritans in life-changing ways, by rebuilding their homes, paying for their schooling, and leaving behind gifts big and small. The Kindness Diaries will introduce you to a world of adventure, renew your faith in the bonds that connect people, and inspire you to accept and generate kindness in your own life.

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  • "Logothetis’ thought-provoking account of his epic journey around the world is both entertaining and inspiring. It’s a refreshing reminder that we all share two commonalities; the need for human connection and the ability to change the world with kindness."

    Brad Jamison

    Founder of Good Citizen

  • "Want an instant uplift? Read this wonderfully warm story about a guy who circumnavigated the globe in a motorbike powered by kindness. Your faith in humanity will be renewed!"

    MJ Ryan

    Co-creator of the Random Acts of Kindness series and author of The Happiness Makeover

  • "This book truly captures the purpose and meaning of travel. In this riveting memoir, a reader will capture the reciprocal gifts and life experiences one gains through traveling the globe with an open mind & innocent heart."

    Dane Steele Green

    President & CEO, Steele Luxury Travel

  • "Leon’s most inspiring journey, that he shares with us in The Kindness Diaries, teaches us all the value of the human spirit."

    Lyss Stern

    Founder and CEO, Divalysscious Moms, Bestselling Author, Columnist

  • "The Kindness Diaries mix entertainment and insight into a heady blend of help and hope. Ultimately, readers are invited to become more than armchair travelers—they can become kindness ambassadors."

    Frances Cole Jones

    President of Cole Media Management, National Bestselling Author

  • "Leon's gift for storytelling shines through in his powerful book, The Kindness Diaries. It's a big, bold adventure with a profound lesson at its heart—kindness matters and it exists all around us."

    Anson Williams

    Director, Producer, and Author of Singing to a Bulldog

  • "Leon Logothetis is a man of faith, but not the kind that exists solely in a church or temple. It's a faith in h humanity that will inspire you—on a journey, perhaps, but always to become a better version of yourself."

    Catharine Hamm

    Travel Editor, Los Angeles Times

The Mojo Diaries

How a Dangerous and Hilarious Journey Changed Everything

The Mojo Diaries

Calling all adventurists, armchair travelers, or anyone feeling a little bored by the daily monotony of life!

From the bestselling author of The Kindness Diaries, former broker, world traveler and philanthropist, Leon Logothetis, comes a pithy guide on how to get your Mojo back…wrapped in a hilarious story about his misadventures as a participant in the Mongol Rally.

Amazing Adventures of a Nobody

A Life Changing Journey Across America Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

Amazing Adventures of a Nobody

A Life Changing Journey Across America Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

In a time of economic anxiety, global terror and shaken confidence, Englishman Leon Logothetis, star of the hit series ‘Amazing Adventures of a Nobody’ (National Geographic Channels International, Fox Reality), shows us what is good about mankind: the simple calling people have to connect to others.Tired of his disconnected life and uninspiring job, Leon Logothetis leaves it all behind—job, money, home even his cell phone—and hits the road with nothing but the clothes on his back and five dollars in his pocket.His journey from Times Square to the Hollywood sign relying on the kindness of strangers and the serendipity of the open road, inspire a dramatic and life changing transformation.Along the way, Leon offers up the intriguing and charming tales gathered along his one-of-a-kind journey: riding in trains, buses, big rigs and classic cars; sleeping on streets and couches and firehouses; meeting pimps and preachers, astronauts and single moms, celebrities and homeless families, veterans and communists. Each day of his journey, we catch sight of the invisible spiritual underpinning of society in these stories of companionship—and sheer adventure—that prove that the kind, good soul of mankind has not been lost.

Published by Bettie Youngs Books (October 15, 2011).

  • “Masterful storytelling! Leon begins his journey as a merry prankster and ends a grinning philosopher. Really funny—and insightful, too.”

    Karen Salmansohn

    NY Times best-selling author, Oprah.com Relationship Columnist, AOL Career Coach

  • “A gem of a book: endearing, engaging and inspiring!”

    Catharine Hamm

    Los Angeles Times, travel editor

  • “A great read, and who knows, you may find your true calling by the end of it all.”

    Stephen Viscusi

    America's Workplace Guru and Best-selling Author of Bulletproof Your Job