Do the World A Favor: Become a Minority


The most enlightening experience I have ever had was the day I first became a minority. Culture shock is a real thing. The first time I traveled to a non-white, non-English-speaking country was when I spent several days in Morocco. There, I was truly an outsider, and stood out like sore thumb. I went to […]

April 19, 2018

Challenge the Known


“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”  ~Oscar Wilde The truth is elusive and often distorted by biases and prejudice. To know something is true rarely actually has basis in evidence anymore. We allow the constant noise around us to shape our opinions and distort reality. This is especially true regarding our concepts of […]

May 20, 2016

Above All Else, Be Flexible


“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ~Albert Einstein There is no way to know what the future holds. None of us knows our fate, and there is so much left up to chance when one travels. So the most important lesson I have learned on my journeys is to be flexible. Not […]

May 17, 2016

It’s a Dangerous Business


“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”  ~Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings Travel is inherently dangerous. From the moment you pass over your threshold, you leave the comfort, familiarity, […]

May 15, 2016