Hi. This is a website.

The site is about creating the perfect travel itineraries for all the best places in the world to travel to. The site is also about the resulting culture shock I receive as I actually go travel and experience the listed attractions and wonders of the world.

If you want a travel experience that brings you closer to God or whatever, this is the right place for you.

I’m in love with the idea of travel that causes spiritual, emotional, psychological, philosophy and sensory change. Human beings have been traveling (migrating) around the world for 2,000,000 years. To have a fully human experience, like our ancestors did, I believe it can have a very strong impact on your psyche. I’m a psychology major in college interested in exploring that phenomenon.

I can’t tell you what travel does for everyone. I’ll try to explain how I ended up feeling so changed in more detail throughout my culture shock blog posts.

Here is a poem I wrote about my travel itineraries website:

Travel should be:

Terrifying, exhilarating, psychologically powerful, the death of the ego, ecstasy, a spiritual panacea, change your life’s philosophy, breaking you open like a psychedelic drug,  emotionally and personally fulfilling, traumatizing, altering our sense of balance, experiencing time travel whether past or future, the feel of the sharp sun on the skin of your back, the smell of the freeze, the feeling of familiarity in strange places, the eerie goosebumps that crop up when taking a turn that reveals a fucking awesome, badass mountain.

Joy,

Shannon O’Brien