“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views on men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one corner of the earth all one’s lifetime” – Mark Twain

Bahamas – Canada x5 – Singapore – India – Mexico – Switzerland x2 – France x2 – New Zealand x2 – Thailand – Poland – Latvia – Greece – Turkey – Israel – Fiji – Uganda – Kenya – Tanzania – Haiti

*disclaimer: I know many many people who travel and have traveled much more than I. This is just my own personal experience and story, I’m not making claims over anyone. I believe that traveling has more to do with your perspective on the culture you’re visiting than the amount of countries you’ve visited.

Travel well.

42 thoughts on “Travels

  1. as someone who has never left the country, the mark twain quote has always caused me ssome cognitive dissonance. so i am grateful for your words on the power of visiting other places and the effect it has on who you are and who you want to be. i travel vicariously through others… for now.

  2. Stumbled upon your site and am living vicariously through your perspective… Just want to say thanks for taking the time and effort for journaling your thoughts. Trust me when I tell you this… 20 years from now, you’ll thank yourself for doing it.

  3. I am Brazilian and wonder when and if you’ve planned to be in my country… If you have it on your planns, let me know and I will be happy to share some tips and friends with you :)

  4. You ought to travel to Sri Lanka..Such a great island…and the most amazing food..! I promise you won’t regret it! I am from there and I would be happy to show you around if you ever decide to visit! :)

  5. Super! I’m 59 and started 3 winters ago – all over South America, Senegal, India, Nepal, Thailand, Madagascar, Mauritius – and loving it all! thanks for your site and inspiration!

  6. Bekah, I am leaving for Nepal on Thursday and in part it is thanks to you. The opportunity came up shortly after I started following your blog and was inspired by your sense of travel and love for the mountains. Thanks for the boost I needed to take this amazing journey through the Himalayas!

  7. I was wondering where you have been in Greece and what your impressions were? I lived in Crete for a year- an incredible place…

  8. Hi Bekah,

    Your blog helps me travel even though I am stuck on my tiny island of Singapore. I followed your tumblr before reading your blog. Its such a getaway for my head after a hectic day of work. Thanks! God bless you and your family.

  9. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Thank

  10. Bekah, hi :) I’ve been amazed by your blog since I found it this week. I’m only 17 and I’m from Brazil. I have only been to the USA once but I have this urge for travelling since I can remember. I intend to do the same as you do, and hopefully I’ll menage to have a family as beautiful as yours. Congrats :) Also, I’m thinking of tattooing myself. I think of writing ‘Hopeless Wanderer’ on my wrist or ribs, but I don’t know if the maning in english is the same as in portuguese. Could you give me your thoughts? Thank you!

  11. There will always somebody who will have been a few more places than you, who has been a little farther, a little more often, etc. etc. etc. I love your outlook though that traveling changes your perspective, because that’s the very reason I travel. Well said! :)

  12. I just happened upon your blog yesterday and I wanted to tell you that as a single mom and fellow traveler, you inspire me! Thank you for making me feel like it is still possible for me, and for sharing your beautiful photography. I have only been to Switzerland, France, and Germany but I hope to do much more traveling after college! :)

  13. I hope i can go trekking to most places in Nepal.I have done few of them.I always dream of my next trip.Probably it will be either Upper Mustang trek or langtang Trek.I have been upto Kagbeni on the Annapurna circuit trek few years back.Kagbeni is the gateway to the mystical forbidden kingdom.It is very sad that the culture and environment has been adversely affected due to the opening of roadways and the advent of technology.I hope the bug of travelling will induce me to go to the unknown faraway lands and meet people and people and places.

  14. The best way to travel is to go live & work in a country for at least 6 months and preferably a year. It’s only then that you begin to appreciate the culture & lifestyle of those who live there … based on living in Tokyo & Hong Kong for 3.5 yrs and traveling throughout Asia.

  15. Travel truly is the greatest gift. It opens your eyes to possibilities you couldn’t fathom existed. I’m fortunate to have travelled to many unique places in my lifetime and through them they have made me wiser, stronger, more independent and continually thankful. Today, my most exotic destination is making it to the grocery store with my little one, however I think each opportunity you take to just leave the house is an adventure waiting. Travel can mean so many different things. To me, I’ve learned it’s just about opening up to the world around you, taking in every breath and every step. Great work on your blog, I look forward to reading your many adventures.

  16. I am just in love with you! i feel lifted every time i read your blog or see your pictures, Travel was introduced to me just a year later by an stranger i met and with whom i unpredictably voyaged through oceans and great mountains for a good time. And now my soul want to expand its universe and experience love, which i know i will ge t out there. Thanks you bring peace to me. :) plan sometime to India. My Mother India..Namaste!

  17. my biggest pet peeve is when someone says they’ve “done” a country. as long as you don’t put visiting somewhere in those terms, I think you’re way ahead.

  18. I was 8 years old when we left Florida and headed to the Philippines for an extended stay (due to my dads work). Talk about a lesson in reality and diversity! I’ve gone on to travel to many other places but that first experience changed my perspective on life. Thank goodness it happened sooner rather than later.

    I can safely say that travel, regardless if it’s to another continent, country, state or one city over, is one of the best things a person can do for themselves.

    PS- You take the most beautiful photos and you have excellent taste!

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