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”


5 tips for your first trip abroad.


In a recent job interview, I was asked, “How would you prepare or put someone at ease before their first international trip?” This question was an interesting one for me because I have actually given it thought in the past. I have had people ask me for advice on traveling as they know that I have done a fair amount of it. On some of my recent trips, I have become very spontaneous and do the bare minimum planning. Continue reading “5 tips for your first trip abroad.”