The Silk Road

A while back, I got really into the Silk Road and started wondering, “How can I experience this legendary route to the fullest?” That curiosity turned into an amazing trip. We kicked things off in Istanbul, Turkey. Talk about timing—we arrived right before...
Experiencing Egypt

Experiencing Egypt

Egypt was an unforgettable experience in many ways. I was able to experience it in my usual stop-and-talk-to-the-local-people way but I also experienced it as a tourist. Being a tourist is not my favorite way to see, hear, and understand a culture. Being stuck in...
Africa: Traveling Mishaps

Africa: Traveling Mishaps

Travel is filled with amazing people, beautiful places, unique sights, and fascinating sounds. But problems, mishaps, and hiccups can happen alongside planned events. It’s important to have the right perspective about the unexpected! One experience I had while...
Africa: Change of Perspective Segment 3

Africa: Change of Perspective Segment 3

Meeting the people of Africa was the most significant catalyst for my change in perspective. The faith, hope, and love I experienced helped me see Africa differently. Nowhere was this more evident than in Malawi. The people I met were filled with joy! Even in the...
Africa: Change of Perspective Segment 2

Africa: Change of Perspective Segment 2

So many people I met and experiences I had, changed my perspective, challenged my preconceived ideas, and fueled my passion for seeing and understanding more of the world. And my perspective changed, not of just Africa and its people, but the world in general. Really...
Africa: Change of Perspective Segment 1

Africa: Change of Perspective Segment 1

One of my goals when traveling through Africa was trying to understand and gain a perspective that was beyond the western stereotype. I wanted to see and experience the culture as a learner, not with preconceived ideas, National Geographic expectations, or the idea...