In a travel realm fixated on the most posh, the most remote, the most insider, the most bucket-list worthy—we liked the idea of revisiting that universal moment when the yearn to discover the world first mattered... and what that looks like today. Here's to those planning their first epic journey, and to all the rest of us who remember that first no-plans, no-strings, no-limits walkabout like we remember our first kiss. Afterward, we knew we'd never be the same.
When I applied to be a Peace Corps volunteer, I said I would go anywhere and work in any sector. I remember telling my father (who is a former Peace Corps volunteer) where I had been assigned to go. He told me, “You said you would go anywhere, and you got anywhere.”
Peace Corps volunteer Emily Crane talks about her experience living in Kyrgyzstan and how it has changed her in meaningful, lasting ways.