Traveler of the Month: Kate

compass-vintage-map-10622581Why do you enjoy traveling?

I enjoy traveling because it gives you a different perspective on life. You meet new people from all over the world and it teaches you things. For example, I now have friends from all over the world. It forces you to push yourself out of your comfort zone. You have to do things on your own that you wouldn’t normally do. I guess it’s fun. It’s fun to explore new places, new cities. It’s quite addictive. I’m talking about traveling more in the sense of traveling and living in a place.

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Traveler of the Month: Kara

compass-vintage-map-10622581Coming right on the heels of my January interview with Mandie that I managed to squeeze in in the nick of time, please enjoy reading about February’s traveler, Kara.

Why do you enjoy traveling?

I enjoy just putting myself out of my comfort zone. I enjoy being forced to make friends and getting to know people that I might not normally get to know. Seeing places and being able to say yea I saw that is a fun part, but just being forced out of my comfort zone is the biggest one. I really enjoy trying new things. It’s easy for me to get stuck in the same old instead of trying new things, and I think when you meet new people it’s easier to get outside of the box.

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Traveler of the Month: Eric

compass-vintage-map-10622581Why do you enjoy traveling?

I enjoy traveling because I feel that at home I am not able to expand my horizons as quickly as I can in foreign countries. The input at home is familiar, I feel like I am exposed to the same sort of people, the same customs and habits. Abroad, people surprise me. I like having this uncertainty and excitement of not being able to anticipate everything in regards to food, culture, nature, public transportation, etc.

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Traveler of the Month: Monika

I’d like to introduce my new series, Traveler of the Week. It is my belief that as our world advances technologically, we are drifting further and further apart from each other as humans. I can’t help but feel that in our society as a whole there is a perpetual disconnect, and we are slowly beginning to forget how incredible and captivating people are. We must look beyond the surface of physicality, race, city of origin, Facebook profiles and Twitter statuses, etc. In an attempt to bridge the gap between us, I have decided to start this series along with a Local of the Week and Expat of the Week series. I hope that through these interviews my readers and those that I interview will be reminded of the excitement of truly connecting to a person. If there are questions you would like to propose feel free to leave them in the comments section. Taking my own goal to heart, all interviews I do are done in person, face to face, heart to heart. Also note that some interviews may appear inconclusive, as if some questions were not fully answered. Most likely this is the case. As we are all continually growing and changing, I prefer to keep the interviews this way and I believe that it speaks to the person’s character. Perhaps they themselves are still mulling over their answers. I leave it up to the reader’s to read in between the lines, and I only hope that I can do my best in accurately capturing the essence of the person.

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