Travelers are collectors. We collect passport stamps, photographs, experiences, friendships, and stories. Our impulse to collect brings us much joy and occasional sorrow, but ultimately, it gives meaning to our lives. Much like a sponge, we also run the risk of festering under the weight of all that we absorb if we do not wring ourselves out every once in a while. This blog is my attempt at a good wringing. Hopefully by sharing some of my experiences with friends, family and now anyone with an internet connection, I can enrich my own life and maybe even yours.