How often do you ask "How are you?" and expect to receive a genuine response? Think about it.
Some European friends pointed out this American cultural norm to me awhile back, and I became aware of its absurdity. I use “How are you?” or a similar variation as a greeting, but without any expectation for initiating a real conversation. In fact, I often ask the question in passing, and am long gone before the person would even have had the opportunity to respond. I realize that every country and culture has its little quirks and uses language differently. But it’s made me reflect about how this idea translates to my relationship with God and other people.
In my experience living out of a backpack for months at a time, packing light and packing smart are two necessary parts of travel preparation. Packing cubes have been a miracle travel tool for me while abroad.
Disclosure: I received compensation for writing this review of Bagail's packing cubes. However, all opinions expressed in this article are strictly my own.
I am proud to be a part of such a free-spirited generation, and anyone who knows me will say that I am far-from-shy about encouraging wanderlust and the passionate pursuit of dreams. Travel is such a valuable experience that opens up our eyes to the beautiful diversity of the world, and I am so thankful for the platform that Pages of My Passport has given me to help others explore the planet. Read on for some inspiration on 6 different adventures that are perfect for you 20-somethin's out there.
It's easy to feel burdened by seasons of life that feel stagnant. But are we "writing-off" these parts of life as unimportant, without realizing what God is doing? What if we believe that God is working in our lives daily with the purpose He claims to have for each of us in His Word? What if we believe that God is present and active in even our most mundane, routine, boring days?
** Disclaimer: My nerdy side is about to come out real strong right now, but I promise there is a purpose to this post if you can stick with me to the end ;)
My sister and I had so much fun on our girls' getaway to Los Angeles, CA. This city has lots to offer, but my favorite part was Venice Beach, where we returned three times. I recommend it as a great starting place for your L.A. adventure. Check out these 10 fun things to do while you're there.
Hostels are my preferred type of accommodation while traveling, primarily because they are a great way to meet other people while maintaining a reasonable budget. However, with the tourism industry growing, there are a plethora of options, and it can be overwhelming to make a decision about where you stay. Here, I will share some of the most important factors to consider before booking.
In honor of Valentine's Day coming up, I thought I'd share a few countries that I've been crushing on lately. Of course, my travel bucket-list is never-ending, but these three destinations have especially stuck out to me in the last few months: Iceland, Cuba, and Japan. Read on to find out why I think these countries are so special.
After learning about Drvengrad, Serbia in my recent collaboration post "13 Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations for 2017," I became more interested in this beautiful country that doesn't seem to make it on most travelers' European routes. So of course, I was thrilled by the opportunity to share a guest post on the best things to do in this country!
Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I can't help but be a hiking enthusiast myself. I'm thankful to be from an area with so many great trails, such as those at Mount Baker, but I also love finding new treks while abroad. Some of my personal favorites have been Roy's Peak in New Zealand, Cruz Loma in Ecuador, and The Dolomite Mountains in Italy. I have collaborated with several other travel bloggers to create a list of 14 awesome trails around the world that you will definitely want to add to your hiking bucket-list.
The Middle East is a region of the world that fascinates me. Today's post is focused on the country of Iran, a most definitely off-the-beaten-path destination for most Americans. I think it is important to learn about cultures and places unique from our home countries, and these 11 beauties of Iran have reminded me of just that.
I love Jesus and what He has to teach me while I wander around the planet. My other favorite things include: foreign languages, yoga, hiking,
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