Goodbye To The Man Who Taught Me How To Travel


Image Credit: Miller Mobley, The Hollywood Reporter I have never been one to mourn celebrity deaths. I feel sadness for the families and friends that will now be grieving their loved ones, just as I do for anyone who passes away. But it has always felt strange to mourn for someone I have never met … Continue reading Goodbye To The Man Who Taught Me How To Travel

Travel + Storytelling


When we as human beings seek it out, we find our ability to connect with others through shared experience. Dialogue, conversation, and deep listening bring us closer to not only each other, but to who we are as well. There are few other conduits that are more suited to this than storytelling. Throughout human history … Continue reading Travel + Storytelling

Mistakes I Have Made Have Helped Me Grow


By Kolena Allen Growing up I never had a big interest in traveling, but as I got older something told me there was a larger world out there, something amazing beyond the confines of my comfortable bubble. So I decided to set out on my first international trip to Kenya in my early twenties. My … Continue reading Mistakes I Have Made Have Helped Me Grow

How Travel Destroys Our Perception Of A Dangerous World


By Kolena Allen It has been a very disheartening week, actually it has felt like it has been disheartening couple of months.  Out of control gun violence in the United States, refugee crisis’ the world over, natural disasters, and racial tensions that are starting to boil to the brink. Whenever you turn on the TV … Continue reading How Travel Destroys Our Perception Of A Dangerous World

10 Life Lessons I Learn From Traveling


Travel teaches me not with agenda or curriculum, but simply through the act of movement. It slowly covers me in its warmth, gifting me knowledge, understanding, and true experience as I make my way through the world. When I take that leap into the unknown I am then able to learn about diverse cultures, meet … Continue reading 10 Life Lessons I Learn From Traveling