“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.”  -J.R.R Tolkien


When did I start traveling?

Most people dream of traveling to all their bucket list places, but only a handful of people do it.

I did not take my first international trip until I was 24 years old to China, which is where I met my best friend and traveling partner, Lisa.  I have always loved to travel, but most of our trips growing up with my family was domestic.

So how did I start traveling the world?

It first started with a my first broken heart and the best way to mend a broken heart is to getaway.  I know as cliché as that sounds, traveling helped me rediscover myself and forget my past.  But my traveling was very limited because I was so busy with my job.

Then life came to a halt when I got into a major car accident.  A girl ran a stop sign at over 50 miles an hour and t-boned me on my side.  At that time, as I was getting cut out of the car and taken to the hospital, I really did not understand how my life had changed.

The doctor, police, and EMT kept asking how I survived this accident without more physical damages or death.  They kept telling me to count my blessings.

This was the moment that everything changed.  I made all those places that I said, “One day I’ll go there” a reality.  I put together a bucket list, shared it with Lisa, and it has been an endless adventure ever since.

 

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