BMT 043: Exploring Human Kindness Through Travel with Leon Logothetis

Human Kindness

Join us as Leon Logothetis takes us on a Motorcycle Diaries adventure of his own, telling stories about his trip across the world on a vintage motorbike. Leon made the trip a social experiment, counting on human kindness, literally the kindness of strangers, to get him through it. Along the way he also acted as a philanthropist, impacting the lives of many of those who helped him on his path. Let this episode inspire you to find your passion and follow your own heart onto the journey you choose.

AND – read below for  chance to win one of FIVE free copies of Leon’s book The Kindness Diaries.



About Leon

Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries. The days of living and working behind his ‘slab of wood’ (or desk to the layman) are well and truly over. His new passion: Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play. The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours. And anything you dream of is possible. Anything. And that the fuel for all this delicious potential is simple: Kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. Leon has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. Leon has documented his travels for numerous media outlets including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside, Good.


Episode 43 Show Notes

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Visit Leon’s website here
The Motorcycle Diaries – the movie that acted as part of Leon’s inspiration
Long Way Round and Long Way Down – if Leon’s story interests you, these will, too!
“Sometimes we need someone else just to give us a gentle nudge, because without that gentle nudge we stay in our comfort zones and we don’t fully live.” -Leon
Leon’s favorite quotes by Winston Churchill:
“Never, never, never give up.”
“If you find yourself walking through hell, keep walking.”

The Kindness Diaries


What is the kindest thing that anyone has ever done for you?

Answer in the comments for your chance to WIN a copy of Leon’s book The Kindness Diaries. You have until end of day April 8th, the FIVE winners will be announced right here and on The Budget-Minded Traveler Facebook page April 9th.