Day 85: It’s not that hard to know right from wrong.

I don’t know why it’s difficult for people to know when something is harmful or not. I don’t understand why people think they need a book of ethics, a religion, or some kind of preset moral guide to know right from wrong. It’s not that hard. Just ask yourself these questions: Is what I’m about to do/say potentially harmful? Am I contributing positivity or spreading … Continue reading Day 85: It’s not that hard to know right from wrong.

Six Weeks in India: Trekking Kashmir

I’ve been to a little over 20 countries now, but the longest, most intense, most exciting trip I’ve taken so far would have to be my trip to India in the summer of 2015. My travel buddies were fellow expats teaching in Saudi Arabia: 2 Americans and 1 Canadian. The plan was to spend 3 weeks hiking in Kashmir with a licensed tour guide and … Continue reading Six Weeks in India: Trekking Kashmir

Are mission trips just modern-day colonialism?

In 2002, I went to another country for the first time.  I was in my teens and quite passionate about religion.  I joined my church on a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico.  Sadly, I have few pictures of the trip, but my favorite one is of me interacting with a little Mexican boy. From that first trip, I knew I was going to be a traveler. … Continue reading Are mission trips just modern-day colonialism?