I think that everyone should volunteer at some point in his or her life in some capacity. Period. Giving back to others in need and supporting a meaningful cause is both life changing for you and for those that you are helping. More specifically, if you even have a chance to volunteer aboard, the benefits of getting to experience a culture outside of your own while forever change your perspective on yourself and the world.Read More
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Reading is the hobby that I love the most and I find it to be especially rewarding when I travel. Something about being on an adventure while also reading about someone else’s time aboard really makes the experience of being out in the world that much more special. Here are some of my favorite books that are both entertaining, inspiring, and heart wrenching.Read More
I take my podcasts very seriously - even the funny ones. I consider the genre, subject matter, the voice of the narrator or host, and the typical length of the podcast when deciding which are my favorites. I prefer a variety of options because I never know what I am going to be in the mood for. I have podcasts that I like for starting my day off right and others for ending my night on a high note, and ones that I only listen to while flying. There are so many good podcasts out there to choose from – here are just a few of my absolutely favorites that are all available for free download through ITunes:Read More
It has taken me a while to get my personal checklist of what I need when traveling just right. After eight years of traveling for either work, to volunteer, or for adventure, I feel that I finally understand my travel-self well enough to know exactly what I need with me to make sure my trip is as good as it can be for me.
I recommend you making your own list for reference. Your list will, of course, look different from mine – you have your own individual needs and deciding what you absolutely must carry with you really depends on what kinds of experience you are anticipating having and what makes you the most comfortable when you are away from home in unfamiliar, and sometimes unaccommodating, environments. Here is what I have come up with and the reasons why I can’t leave home without these items:Read More