Pop in your earbuds…
And escape into these stories.
For as long as we’ve been camping, kayaking, rafting, climbing, and exploring this earth, we’ve been telling stories. These stories allow us to transcend cultural barriers and define what it means to be human. Some offer wisdom while others offer inspiration. Some instill us with empathy while others
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness” — Mark Twain
In the face of a globalizing world, many of us fear that our communities will become less safe, less prosperous and less morally sound. We teach our children to be kind and open-hearted. However, we are challenged with a society that often does not
Below is a reflective essay by a 2014 Footsteps of Giants participant, Jacqueline Peralta. She was given the opportunity to travel and explore the world, and herself, thanks to the Geography of Hope Foundation.
Never in my wildest dreams did I believe I would ever stand on top of a mountain,
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” -Emily Dickinson
In 2010, Rachel Smylie joined The Road Less Traveled as a high school student on our trip to Tanzania. She was our hopeful bird—ever-positive and always bringing