This year, I’m going to be featuring some guest writers on my blog, other travel writers whose work has inspired me. Each person will be writing a post about the following question:
What’s an experience you’ve had on the road which has changed your life?”
The goal is to gather some intriguing tales involving the power travel has to affect our lives — for better or worse!
The next blogger in this series is Brandon Fralic, my brother from another mother and an accomplished hiking and beer blogger for a number of publications. He’s been my partner in crime on too many adventures to count. Here’s the mic-drop of a post he wrote about travel experiences which changed his life:
Living on the Edge
Livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself from falling” – Aerosmith
I don’t live my life on the edge anymore.
To be fair, “daredevil” never was my middle name. I’ve always been a calculated risk-taker. As a child, I didn’t break any bones, didn’t push the limits too far. Caution was instilled in me at a young age. But we all go through periods of recklessness in life, often in our youth. My wild streak began — and ends — with travel.
2008: Siena, Italy, my first international trip. Nathan and I set off with a group of eight college girls to study abroad for summer quarter. It was either a dream come true or the perfect storm, depending on who you ask. Me? I’d say a bit of both.