Yes… I’ve used the T word.
No… not that T word. The one that makes every travel blogger & enthusiast swoon and purchase the next plane ticket to anywhere.
But that serious and scary T word.
The majority of us have had amazing, enriching, uplifting, life-affirming and confidence-building travel experiences. Most of my experiences have definitely been like that. I felt extremely safe in places that others were convinced were dangerous and I’ve made lifelong friends when others feared I’d be alone.
I wandered the streets of Paris and engaged with locals in their native tongue. I did a safari in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya and I was lucky enough to see the Big 5. I travelled the Great Ocean Road with new friends from around the world and had a blast. And there are many more wonderful experiences that I’ve had while traveling.
I genuinely believe that travel has the power to educate our minds, expand our hearts, connect us to others and make us better people. And in turn, a better global society. I wouldn’t trade any of my travel experiences for the world and I’m grateful for each one.
However, not all of my experiences have been positive…