I absolutely adore traveling. It is a fantastic way to grow and learn. I have worked, studied, interned, lived and/or backpacked in 34 countries-some for a few hours, others for a couple years-during my short 27 years of life. And I only plan to keep adding to that number.
I have learned so much about myself and changed with each country I have been to. Traveling has given me the opportunity to make friends all over the world, which has made me a wiser, stronger and better individual. I believe traveling to a new place and experiencing a new culture really helps put your own life into perspective. Suddenly things that seemed so normal aren’t so common in other parts of the world, and things that seemed so unique about your home maintain a consistency with each new place you journey to.
This site was created with the desire to share about the people I meet, food I eat and things I see on my adventures in order to inspire others to travel. The best advice I could give to someone is to start traveling now. You don’t have to be filthy rich or outrageously courageous to travel. You just have to decide to go and buy a ticket somewhere. Get out of your comfort zone and into a new country.
The best advice I could give to someone is to start traveling now.
Go where you can for as long as you can. Working abroad is a great way to immerse yourself in a culture and stay in an area for an extended length of time. But even if you only have a few days, get out and travel. My criteria for visiting a country is completing at least two of the following three (all outside of an airport): 1. eat a meal, 2. see a significant sight, 3. spend the night. As long as you’ve done two of those things, you can say you’ve been to that country! Simple enough if you just explore somewhere new. Travel… it is the greatest gift you can give yourself.