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.
It's easy to get caught in the typical tourist routes while traveling, and although I love cities like Paris and Rome, I have also found it valuable to connect with fellow travelers and get ideas for new places that might have otherwise not caught my eye. Today's post is a collaboration that I've done with several other travel bloggers, who have shared with me some of their favorite "Off-the-Beaten-Path" destinations. With their help, I have put together a list of 13 unique places to visit in 2017. How many of these places have you been to?
One of the many thrills of traveling is the spontaneity and flexibility it requires of your mindset. Even with the best plans and preparations, mishaps and mis-steps are bound to happen. Today's post is a narrative piece that recounts one traveler's journey from Costa Rica to Red Frog Beach in Panama, and shares how he overcame obstacles to finally arrive at the beautiful destination of which he had been dreaming.
The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between Phuket and Krabi. Koh Phi Phi Don is a slice of paradise with beautiful mangroves and limestone cliffs. Famous from the movie, "The Beach," starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Phi Phi offers a great mix of mellow resort vibes with a fun party atmosphere.
Indonesia is a destination that every person needs to visit at least once during their lifetime. With a total population reaching nearly 250 Million, Indonesia is known for the diversity of its people, nature, islands, culture, and language. In 2015, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in this wonderful country for six amazing months, and today I would like to share six of my most memorable highlights along with some of my favorite photos.
A few years ago, I was still living and working at Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras. My heart for learning about different ways of life and foreign cultures continued to grow as the Honduran children, teenagers, and adults there generously taught me about their beautiful country. Every day God was using those people to show me more of who He is. And my desire to travel and explore the rest of the world was born.
I believe in God's grace through Jesus. I love to learn, in a variety of contexts - reading God's Word, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds around the world, and as a student of Linguistics and Foreign Languages at Western Washington University. Pages of My Passport is dedicated to sharing this journey of learning through written and visual content.