Just Breathe: revelations during travel

When you travel often it’s easy to take the little things for granted. On a recent trip to Hong Kong, I often found myself growing frustrated at the simplest things.

I was not thrilled to be in Hong Kong in the first place… during this trip everything just seemed to go wrong. You can read about that more soon! While I was there, I always had somewhere to be and little time to get there.

This thought come to mind as I was rushing to catch my flight from Hong Kong to Taipei. Now, I had shown up to the airport 13 hours before my flight- plenty of time one might say for someone who was always in a rush. Well, I got done with my business and wanted to catch an early flight back to Taiwan. I was scheduled for a 9:30 pm departure; I wanted on the 1:30pm flight. China Airlines thankfully gave me the last seat available on the flight and informed me that boarding would begin in 15 minutes. Continue reading “Just Breathe: revelations during travel”

The Privilege of Travel

Traveling means the world to me. That might sound cliché, but traveling shapes who we are. It shapes who we will become. Through traveling, we are able to experience things that we would not dream of in our own hometowns our home countries.

I would not be who I am today if I had not been blessed with the opportunity to see the various parts of the world that I have seen. My life has been shaped by moving, touring, and sightseeing. It has been shaped by living abroad, studying abroad, getting to know people from all over the globe… from people who are living in poverty to wealthy business executives. I have been blessed to be able to experience living in resorts abroad as well as with one of the most amazing families in Mexico. All of these experiences have impacted who I am as a person and how I travel. Continue reading “The Privilege of Travel”