What a life changing year! 2016 has been the most incredible year of my life, it gave me the opportunity to travel to parts of the world I never imagined I would be so lucky to see. I have found new homes in places that just last year were foreign countries to me.
I have been back home in California for several months now and I don’t even remember the person that I was when I got on the plane in May. I could not have asked for a more rewarding way to spend my twenty-first year on this beautiful planet.
I have ridden a camel through the Israeli desert, I have taught children in Zambia, hugged a lion, bonded with an elephant and cuddled with a cheetah. I have floated in the Dead Sea and walked the ancient streets of Jerusalem. I camped in the forest of Botswana while lions walked past my tent as I slept and watched as the waters of the Zambezi became Victoria Falls. I kissed the Blarney Stone and walked the halls of the Tower of London. I made bonds with people that live on different continents with different backgrounds and I made life long friendships.
Nothing could have prepared me for the incredible year this would be and I can’t wait to add to my list of adventures.
I wish everyone a happy 2017 and I can’t wait for the next adventure!
Las Vegas, May 2016
New York City, May 2016
Israel, May/June 2016
Zambia, June/July 2016
Botswana, June 2016
Zimbabwe, July 2016
England, August 2016
Ireland, August 2016
Scotland, August 2016
France, August 2016