Since I was eight, my Mom and I made a promise to each other to always have more stamps in our passports than candles on our birthday cakes. To date, it's 27 countries and counting. I notched my seventh continent at age 21, and will forever be grateful.
Travel has been my best teacher. About people, the world, culture, and myself. It is very humbling, and the more places I go the more I realize we are all alike rather than different.