As I head further north in Scotland, I’m going to be leaving something near and dear behind.

A dog, a stranger, and a conversation about adventure that I’ll remember for a long time.

I asked her: Do you believe in near death experiences? Yes, she answered, with absolutely no hesitation.

While Berlin offers world-class museums, restaurants and shopping, it’s the history I was really eager to explore.

Just like my visit to Rome’s Colosseum, seeing Pompeii in person was both incredible and surreal.

On one recent night I had two new experiences: I stayed at my first hostel, and I slept inside of a bookshelf. Yup, that’s right. A bookshelf.

You can’t do what I’m doing without having some incredible people in your corner. I will be forever grateful to family, friends and colleagues who encouraged me to pursue this dream.