Getting ready for my first public presentation on my travels has given me some time to reflect on how it all got started, almost ten years ago.
I was still a teenager when @criheymann and I decided that we wanted to go to Alaska. I didn't know a lot about the outdoors or traveling. I'd never carried a heavy pack before, or slept in a sleeping bag. I'd never been above treeline or started a fire.
It didn't matter; what I did have was a real desire to see the world, and the willingness to find a way to make it happen no matter what. We had next to no money at the time, and--this is a true story--paid for half of our airfare to Alaska with change that we'd been saving since middle school.
The outdoor skills, traveling know-how, photography--that all came later, and with time. It starts with being hungry and making a decision that this is what you want to do. Then you just take the leap and go for it.
That's the mentality that I had when I started when I was 19, and still have today.
Art museums for me are a hit or miss. I’m usually 100% obsessed and can’t be dragged out of the place or I fly through and can’t remember a single artists name. I’ve never been to an art museum in Korea that I wasn’t 100% obsessed with. This was no exception. Art Museums here do a great job of including the viewer in the experience and allowing them to take in, observe and manipulate the artists work in their own way, allowing for a more personal viewing experience. P.S. the staircases were probably my favorite thing here but just look at them. 💙 stunning #koreatravel#leeum#samsungmuseumofart
Managed to get my fat ass up Huayna Picchu woohoo! Wait but what is Huayna Picchu? Well it’s actually the little mountain (hill?) you see behind Machu Picchu. Huayna Picchu literally means young mountain and Machu Picchu- you guessed it, means old mountain.
The hike up Huayna Picchu can be quite tough. Parts of the trail is almost vertical but also so worth it for the views! There are only 200 tickets released per day so you have to book your tickets early if you wanna do the hike! Would you climb up?
Made a few last stops in Paris in the morning before leaving for Nice — Monet’s Lilly paintings covered all the walls of two rooms in this museum. It was so peaceful to just sit and reflect and take in as much of the details 🎨