Rick Steves on the value of travel

In this Ted talk, Rick Steves talks about the value of travel.

I couldn't agree more.  Who I am is a result of the places I've been and the experiences I've had. The people I've met have broadened my view of the world and the problems we all face as humans.  Consider for a moment that the things we share in common with each other will always outweigh the differences.  As a summer project I'll be blogging about some of my experiences including: 

  • Handing out booze and dynamite to Bolivian miners
  • Staring a lion square in the eye in Tanzania, and being taught by a Masai Warrior how to kill a lion with nothing more than a spear and a cape
  • Visiting the smelliest place on earth, a Tannery in Fez, Morocco
  • Being covered in shaving cream in Sucre, Bolivia during carnival
  • Almost becoming a child slave in Guatemala
  • Alaska, need I say more?
  • And many other thrilling tales!

So look for that this summer, but in the meantime, pick a spot on a map and plan a trip.

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine