I grew up on the North Slope of Alaska, in a little village called Barrow. Since I could remember, geography, travel, and reading always peaked my curiosity. I’ve always been the one who wanted to leave because I felt that there was something more out there. To go to strange new places, to experience a type of magic I always longed for. To put my book or magazine down, turn the tv off, and just go. To see things with my own eyes instead of the eyes of others. I wanted to make my own opinions.
And I did. I went off on a two year sabbatical on my own, traveling to over 50 countries, standing on 6 continents, and exploring through 25 of the US States. I’ve seen things that changed my life. I’ve understood what realities people in this world face every day. But I also felt things I can not begin to explain.
Travel has humbled me. It’s opened my eyes, my mind, and my heart to things that were different from what I believed were right. I met friends in the most random places, found family in strangers, and shared many memories with people who I crossed paths with. I experienced magic in a way I thought was not possible and ended up in places I didn’t know existed.
As you read through my journey, the good and the bad. I want you to remember that anyone can travel, if you want to go, then go. Every second is a missed opportunity, don’t allow yourself to be the reason why you didn’t do it. In my blog, I will share stories, guides, and tips to make travel easier for you and I hope that one day you will see that traveling is one of the best things you can ever do for yourself.