8 countries. 27 cities. 29 Towns. 22 Villages. 12 Islands. One incredible journey. Here is what backpacking through Southeast Asia taught me. I spent 8 months with my husband, Jesse the other half of the Wandering Stus, roaming around and exploring the amazing countries of Southeast Asia. I left thinking we were prepared, we were…What Backpacking Through Southeast Asia Taught Me — Wandering Stüs
Lauren, the young woman who wrote this post, is the same age as my twin boys, Zachary and Michael. She is friends with my niece, Jackie, who is also the same age. Zachary, Michael, Jackie and Lauren were all in the same grade school class, and we all lived in the same smaller subdivision. Now, these kids are grown up, each with their own wonderful lives. It’s a joy in life to see what they do in life and who they become.
Travel is also a joy of mine. I once heard it said that we had a responsibility to travel. Now, the idea that travel is a responsibility puzzles me, and as much as I love to travel, I’m not sure I totally agree. However, I do think we have a responsibility to embrace the values that travel promotes. Lauren’s post is a heartfelt testament to the value of travel and the personal transformation which can occur.
I hope you enjoy this post.