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9 Tips to Make Friends When You Travel

My friend Maleek recently asked me a question I’ve never thought about. He’s a natural leader among his business college class, and he said people were asking him something that was on his mind too. “How do you make friends when you travel?” I was blown away. I’ve traveled probably 40 countries in the last…

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6 Lessons From Classrooms in 6 Countries to Improve Education Globally

I started picking up my travel pace 7 years ago. Life quickly became a whirlwind. And the most AMAZING whirlwind ever – life was and still is a dream. I’ve racked up enough sights, adventures, connections, and life moments than many people do in their lifetime! Now it’s time to start making sense of these…

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Tibet: When Travel Took on a Meaning Beyond Myself

It’s been the most incredible journey these past 8 years crafting my own experiences around the world to travel, live, breathe, soak in, and observe different cultures and people – or “life travels,” if you will!  But there was an traveler before that – the foundation laid by all the family trips since the age…

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Sri Lanka: Humility Down to a Tea Leaf

Ever wondered how the leaves in your tea got there? This September, I visited Nuwara Eliya, the tea plantations in central Sri Lanka (ever heard of Dilmah tea?). There I learned about the lives of tea pluckers – the men and women who spend each day of their lives at the hands of labor to…

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Brazil: Live Your Dream Life

A 2009 semester off of school to live/work in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil – those who travel the world live the dream life 🙂      

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Malaysia: A Forest Retreat for the Mind

I’m back! A crazy wonderful past month of travel and adventures – Myanmar, Hong Kong, 3 bite sized trips in Malaysia – PLUS 4 amazing friends visitng Kuala Lumpur. Can’t wait to share some of the sights with you! This picture was taken at last weekend’s retreat to KECHARA – A Tsem Tulku Buddhist Organisation, coming together…

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Washington: Ways to Spread Light

  Two questions to ponder: 1) Are you the candle or the mirror? 2) Have you captured mirror pictures before around where you live or in your travels? What was the mirror and what was reflected? @Off the family campsite in Olympic National Park outside of Seattle, Washington    View on www.facebook.com/GoLifeTravel  

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Philippines: Say Yes to Adventure!

  What is your favorite/craziest adventure that, when you start thinking about it, can’t help but smile? @Seeking island adventures on the pristine waters of Coron, Palawan Island in Philippines    View on www.facebook.com/GoLifeTravel  

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Austria: Travel Marks are Beautiful

How often do you reflect on your travels?  That’s what I’d like to do – reflect and make some sense out of my whirlwind travels across almost 50 countries, living and working in 7 of them across 5 continents. I’ve seen and experienced many things, but haven’t always taken the time to reflect. So! I’m…

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New York City: What Are You Afraid Of?

What are you afraid of? What scares the living bazeesus out of you, but deep down you know it matters so deeply?  That doing just that could be a major milestone, or even the turning point in your life? Now, you know this thing you’ve always wanted to do? What if you made it happen in…

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