A Small World
When I was very young, I had a small, prized possession on my dresser from Disney World – a jewelry box that played “A Small World After All.” I would open the lid regularly to hear faint voices sing of cross cultural understanding and global diversity.
But at that time, the song was just a song. Little did I know then how well the meaning behind those lyrics would resonate later in my life.
Fast-forward to today, after living in six cities, 2 countries and traveled to almost 30 countries (and counting), I dream of exploring every corner of this small world we live in.
And yet, there never is enough time.
As much as I would love to travel full-time, it isn’t a realistic option for me. So, like most people, I rely on vacation days, work trips and holidays to squeeze in as much as I can see.
This blog is dedicated to fulfilling this goal – to immerse oneself in wanderlust, regardless of how much time you have to spend traveling.
To me, travel isn’t just about selfies in front of an historic building or mapping out an itinerary. It is also about the people you interact with and the understanding of cultural differences and similarities you gain. The blog will focus on off-the-beaten-track destinations and/or attractions, the people you might meet on a trip, cultural immersion activities, and a historic perspective of the food you will indulge in.
PS – You might be wondering about the title of this blog. Where did that magic “24”number come from? At my current job, I have approximately 24 days off in a year. Though that is certainly generous by American standards, it isn’t quite enough to fulfill my very long travel wishlist. Hence, the title, “Just 24 days.”
(Photo from Disneyland Paris.)