When I took my first trip overseas in college (January, 2010) — I had no idea how much influence it would have on my life. I did not realize that it ignited a massive travel bug inside my heart!!
Fast forward 8 years, and I just turned 27 years old. I have now been to 140 countries and I’m closing in on my goal to visit every single country in the world.
Travel has provided me a lot more enjoyment than just looking at famous landmarks and going scuba diving.
It has taught me about culture. About people. About traditions. About respect. Travel has shaped my perspectives. It has taught me to be simple. It has showed me how much safer the world is than we all realize. It had made me appreciate how lucky I am to have the opportunity to have a college degree, a cellphone and a computer. And perhaps best of all, travel has led me to meeting my soul mate who I’m lucky to spend everyday with!
So on this day, as I turn 27 years old — all I want to do is travel!
I have one question for you — how has travel changed you?