Don't you want to be Alive before you die?

There is only chance in this world, chance and physics. Travelers have a choice to walk the paths of logic or be inspired to follow their heart. Inevitably, the traveler who listens to the still, small voice inside has a greater chance of completing a heroic journey, than one checking of the lists in the travel guide.

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kelsey bumsted
Awestruck by the Wonders of the Thai Jungle

Because of our shared sleep deprivation, only about half of our group elected to go in search of the elephants on this morning. We quietly paddled into the inlet just behind a row of our floating cabins. As on all of our other mornings, we sat there enraptured, anticipation running high. 

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Pushing to Think Differently

 I woke up with a bold idea—I needed to take a sabbatical to Africa. It didn’t feel like a decision to make, but one that had been made. I researched, planned and proposed it to my boss. He said yes.

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kelsey bumsted
Gaining Clarity and Peace From Travel

Travel is messy.  It messes with your emotions.  It messes with your opinions and preconceived ideas.  Hell it even messes with your body clock.  But as undeniably messy as it is, it is also the greatest teacher.  It teaches life lessons you could never learn in a classroom, online or even in a self-help book. 

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kelsey bumsted
Healing Waters

One day I get a message from my boss, which says “We’re going to the desert to meet an Aboriginal elder who will guide us to the world’s biggest terrestrial hot spring. It’s next week, can you make it?”

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How a Trip to India Transformed My Life Forever

I’ve always considered myself a spiritual person, but never really appreciated how universally connected we all are in our hearts and souls until my first trip to India in 2010. It was one of those rare and wonderful once-in-a-lifetime journeys that taught me that travel can truly transform a life. I know, because this trip transformed my life. 

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kelsey bumsted