In 2015 I changed my small town world when I boarded a plane headed for France, it was the first time I had ever left the United States, and I was doing it alone. It was pretty nerve-racking to say the least. I quit my miserable job, sold all of my belongings, said goodbye to my family, friends and everything familiar and flew halfway around the world on a one-way ticket. This leap of faith changed everything for me.
It was in France that I began a 38 day pilgrimage, on foot, from St. Jean Peid de Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain and on to Finisterre, Spain on the Camino de Santiago. A total of 870 Kilometers or 540 miles. El Camino de Santiago was the beginning of my love for travel, now I am always thinking of where the next blue pin in my globe will be. South America? Back to Asia? Or AFRICA? So many choices!
My travels have taught me a thing of two:
- The world is full of genuinely good people.
- It (the world) is also much smaller than you think.
- Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best things you can do for yourself, even if only for a few days.
- Collect every experience you can because life is too short.
- Take lots of pictures, your memory is not as good as you think it is.
- Making friends from all across the world definitely has its advantages…free lodging and a local tour guide! Cha-Ching!!!
So stay tuned as I continue to trot the globe collecting new experiences and friends along the way. I will be sharing my stories as well as travel tips and photos for across the world.
See you soon, in some other time, some other place.