“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir

I think that traveling is good for the soul. It opens you up to all kinds of new possibilities. It’s the only thing you can do in life that really makes you feel like a kid again. You get this feeling of childlike wonder, being in this strange place where you are ignorant of almost everything. You can’t read the street signs, you can’t order food at a restaurant, you can’t even confidently cross the street. Your entire existence is now nothing more than a series of interesting guesses.

In April, I spent two weeks traveling through Italy with a group of 30 strangers. It was exhilarating, liberating, and hands down one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been in my life. Rome was full of history, Florence was full of art, Cinque Terre was full of color, everywhere was full of life. I could go on forever about all the benefits of getting out there and exploring this world, but instead I’ll just show you.

– Allison

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“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.

 

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Please understand I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.

 

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