Unconquered Man, Khatyn, Belarus

When Travel Makes You Think

Travel is often fun and relaxing – an escape from our everyday lives.  But travel can also be an eye-opening experience – an opportunity to gain perspective and learn about the rest of the world. Sometimes the most meaningful travel experiences occur when you visit a place that teaches you something new and changes the …

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Chernobyl, Ukraine

Saturday Scenes: Chernobyl

My visit to Chernobyl and the surrounding area was one of the most fascinating experiences of my entire trip. In this photo, you can see Reactors 3 and 4 on the left (Reactor 4 is the one that exploded in 1986). To the right are Reactors 1 and 2. Amazingly, Reactor 1 continued to function …

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7 Super Shots From 7 Months

Happy seven month travel-versary to me! Yep, as of Saturday I have been on the road a whopping seven months. I am now past my halfway point, a thought that brings me a mix of happiness and trepidation. While I am excited about all of the adventures I have left to experience in the next …

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A Trip to Chernobyl

The most fascinating thing for me about visiting Chernobyl was the 90 minute documentary we watched in the van on the way to what is known as the 30 kilometer exclusion zone. It isn’t that the rest of the day-long visit wasn’t interesting – it certainly was. But it didn’t feel as eerie or moving …

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