42 countries…and counting

Woman in blue blouse standing in front of trees, leaning on a metal rail

People think I’m kidding when I say, “I work to feed my travel habit.” I’m not. Travel widens my world, and yet in some ways, shrinks it. With every country, I’m more struck by commonalities than differences. Yes, fast food outlets and smart phones are an unfortunate part of the reason, but it’s more than that. Love, family, aspirations, joy, cross all borders. Here’s a travel hack – carry your makeup in a ziplock baggie. You’ll always be ready to jump on a plane at a moment’s notice. 42 countries and counting…

– Sharon, communications professional, amateur red wine connoisseur, extremely happily married, grateful