My regular readers, I’m sure, are accustomed to hearing me talk about my travel experiences. But for those of you who are reading this little window into my soul, Experiencing the Globe, you can see that it all started with a bucket list of all the travel experiences I want to have around the world—surprise, surprise—and that’s where the story begins.

Since completing the list is my life’s objective, I’m traveling as much as I can. However, I find inspiration in the experiences of other travelers when I return home between trips. I’ve read as many books as I can remember about exciting journeys. Additionally, I recently acquired Lonely Planet’s Travel Goals: Experiences That Will Change Your Life