Make sure you can lift your carry-on bag. A good rule of thumb is to give it the old “refrigerator test” before you leave home: see if you can place your packed suitcase on top of your refrigerator without assistance or pain. If so, you’re ready to fly.
Most people love to travel the world to experience new cultures, food, and sights, and others travel to find new ways to give back. Volunteering abroad can be a great way to find inspiration and learn about the challenges others face, outside of their usual surroundings.
If you like to vacation like I do — get away from it all, unplug (no phone service, no internet, no TV), be near the ocean, rest, relax, and rejuvenate your spirit — the island getaway I just returned from is your ticket.
You may have read the travel article I wrote last year called “Highlights of our tour in South Korea,” in our July 5, 2018 issue. On the same trip, Tracy, my girlfriend at the time who is now my wife, and I also stopped by Japan.