My grandfather visited all seven continents in his lifetime. He was a rugged explorer and a huge inspiration to me. After my "Backflip A Day" challenge, I made it my life goal to do a backflip on each continent. In 2012, for 107 days during the summer between my Junior and Senior year at university, I backpacked around the world, traveling to 22 countries on 5 continents.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
I even made my way onto the cover of Time Magazine's Wireless Issue (bottom middle).
I’m home! Around the world in 107 days! My passport is full of stamps, my mind is full of stories, and my heart is full of questions. I’m home!
Please don’t think I take this experience for granted. I am extremely lucky to be fortunate enough to have the proper funds, time, ability, and intuition to pull off an around the world trip. I consider myself one of the luckiest people I know.
I love my mom and dad and two sisters. I love my country. I am so inspired by the hospitality and humanity I’ve seen around the world. I am truly happy to be a citizen of this earth.