At 25 years old, Garrett Gee is living the globe-trotter's dream. After co-developing an app that Snapchat later bought in a deal valued at $54 million, Gee decided to take the road less traveled. He sold most of his belongings and has been exploring the world for the last nine months with his wife and two young children.
Gee hasn't even touched the undisclosed amount he made from the Snapchat deal yet.
In fact, he said that other professionals can enjoy life more by selling some of their unnecessary belongings and putting that money into a travel fund.
"Start selling some of your stuff and go for a mini-vacation," Gee told CNBC on the phone while in Portland, Oregon. "And if you like that, sell more and go on another vacation."
"Try it, just go for it," he said.