The World Is So Much Bigger Than Me!

Keely B., @keel_b ,from the United States, shares her travel journey, where she learned that the world is so much bigger than us. Check it out below!

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What inspired you to travel?

I was fortunate enough to travel for work.  I traveled internationally playing Anita in the world tour of the musical West Side Story, and now I can’t wait to check off more cities and countries. 

What did you learn about love through travel? 

I learned that the world is so much bigger than me. There are so many different cultures, customs, rituals, and lifestyles and they should all be equally embraced and experienced to open your heart, learn and empathize. 

How did you experience love through travel?

Definitely through my stomach! I’m a huge foodie so I was loving trying all the local street market finds as well as fine dining.

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What is a travel tip you would share with others?

Definitely learn how to say “hello” and “thank you” in any foreign-speaking country, at the very least.

Any bonus info you'd like to share with our TraveLovers? 

If you have the opportunity to travel with work… take it! No better way than to be paid to travel the world.

How many places have you visited and where is your next trip? 

I’ve been to 26 countries. I’m dying to go to my mother’s home country of Panama.

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What was your favorite trip and why? 

My favorite trip was to Bali, Indonesia. It was truly a life-changing experience.  I went to Tirta Empul Temple, which is a cleansing and purifying ritual. We made sure to have a local guide us through the ritual to explain the proper way to pray and cleanse. I took this ritual very seriously and had a little frog attached to me while I went through each chakra and when I completed the ritual, it leapt off.  The guide assured me it was an extremely good omen.

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