The more I venture into the uncharted corners of the world, the more my perspective blows wide open. Every step down the road less traveled isn’t just a step – it’s a leap towards greater, wilder rewards.

These aren’t just rewards; they’re trophies of fortune, standing awe-struck in the raw, untamed splendor of this planet. In those pivotal moments, when you’re utterly crushed by gratitude for the sheer perfection of the now, you can’t help but salute the failures, heartbreaks, and losses. They didn’t just contribute; they carved the path that dragged you, kicking and screaming, to this precise, perfect point in time. As Hunter S. Thompson said, ‘Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”’

Travel and adventure? They’re not just changes of scenery. They’re radical shifts in perspective, both physical and mental, that you can’t replicate. It’s about shattering the routine, smashing the autopilot button to bits. That’s when we truly reconnect with who we are – raw, unfiltered, real.

Nothing has ever jolted me into finding what I didn’t even know I was searching for quite like a hardcore, no-holds-barred adventure.

Here’s to the untamed journeys ahead and raising a glass to the mind-blowing experiences that forged the path here.

March 18, 2024