📍 San Pedro Sula, Honduras
A friend here told me about a time that she invited an American traveling in Honduras into her home. She said that when he walked through the front door, he started crying, as he saw the poverty in which she lived. My friend told me that his reaction to the home she took pride in caring for angered her, because "there are many worse things in life than being poor."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cartagena is a hot, colorful, lively city filled with history, creativity, and culture. Check out the 10 things you don't want to miss in this exciting city.
I have just recently returned from a trip to Honduras where I visited the orphanage I lived and worked at for 3 years. This was my first time back to the orphanage in over a year and a half. I could hardly hold back the tears upon arrival as I embraced the young girls that used to call me "Mama China."
Latin America has a special place in my heart, since my love for travel began there. I have enjoyed exploring several countries in both Central and South America, including Ecuador. A friend and I spent a week in the country's capital, Quito, during a backpacking trip in 2015. There are many popular tourist attractions in and around the city, including the famous "Mitad del Mundo" (equator line) and the Basilica del Voto Nacional, but one of my favorite travel experiences was at the edge of the city - the summit of Cruz Loma.
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.