Everything around the world

By on October 31, 2014

Everything around the world

For quite some time I did not understand why I have always been fascinated with travel. Was it a childhood dream, a chance to see all of the places I read about in the books growing up, a sense of accomplishment of “discovering” new (well, for me!) lands and countries, an opportunity to speak different languages, a feeling of pure pleasure of exploring favorite, familiar and unfamiliar cities, experiencing diverse cultures or learning something new about the world? Or, may be, it has always been a combination of all of the above and then some more. After all, we do understand ourselves, others and the world a little bit more through experiences.

Looking through many photographs I took while traveling the world, I started to notice a common thread. I guess, it did not come as a surprise to me, the girl who wanted to work for the United Nations some day. Or, may be, it is natural for someone growing up between opposite worlds of different countries, cultures and languages. There it was, a recurring theme, again and again. Despite all our cultural differences, regardless of our race, nationality, sexuality, color and gender, there seemed to be even more similarities. I started to notice how similar we are and how many things UNITE us. I started to notice how many things make us similar, different and unique at the same time.

Everything Around the World:

While I cannot pinpoint the exact moment this very important (for me and hopefully you also) Pinterest project “Everything around the world” started, but I do encourage you to read a little bit more about it in my post Beauty of Choice. Now when I travel, I photograph many different things I come across: nature, famous sights, Art, flowers, food, something interesting and even recycling (which for me is more about showing respect (!) to our planet).

May be, by switching our focus, we will finally notice how many things UNITE us. Sometimes we can even learn from other places, especially if they are better at something, like Art, recycling and different programs.

Everything around the world

Follow my “Everything around the world” board series on Pinterest for a little bit of travel inspiration and everything around the world. I will appreciate your ideas, comments, suggestions and photo contributions. Positive feedback is always appreciated and welcome! So let’s start a conversation!

What do you notice when you travel? What do you think of this project “Everything around the world”?

P.S. While I do appreciate your photo contributions, please, photos/videos of/from other people with their permission only (!). Respect starts with you!


Peace. LOVE. Bliss.

Globetrotting Girl

The post Everything Around the World appeared first on Globetrotting Girl.


Posted in: Traveling

How to say Hello in 21 languages

By on October 28, 2014

There are many languages in the world, around 7,000. Nowadays, English is widely spoken everywhere (well, almost); it all depends on the country you are visiting. So it always helps to learn and know a few other languages, especially if

Celebrating my favorite Instagram posts

Celebrating my favorite Instagram posts

By on October 17, 2014

Ok, it took a little while to write this post. After the whole month of road tripping Florida and a little bit of Georgia (Atlanta and Savannah to be exact), I wanted to write something meaningful and important as the

10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience

10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience

By on August 31, 2014

Travel is supposed to be all about enjoyment, following bliss and letting yourself fully experience the world. Its magic, its uniqueness and diversity. Am I right? It doesn’t necessarily mean having a completely “tourist moment” and jumping for joy in

Favorite travel quotes

Favorite travel quotes

By on August 21, 2014

“A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu “Travel is like knowledge. The more you see, the more you know you haven’t seen.”- Mark Hertsgaar “You can recreate yourself as many times as there are

Grand Canyon

When we live what we love

By on August 12, 2014

A few days ago I happened to overhear somebody’s conversation about a real job and what it means. You know, the ones who claim they know about life. While I am still citing with great philosophers, thinkers and writers, like

Postcards from my cross-country road trip

Postcards from my cross-country road trip

By on August 3, 2014

“To Travel is to follow your bliss”, said Julia Taylor. And I agree with her. Any travel experience is better measured in great times and many memorable moments. Postcard moments. Blissful moments, to be exact. And what can be more

LOVE My City

LOVE My City Project

By on August 1, 2014

Every city in the world is different. It has its own story, points of interest, characteristics, beauty and colors. Also, for every person each city is different. Just one word can bring out in us a colorful mosaic kaleidoscope of

Falling in love with Angel Island

Falling in love with Angel Island

By on July 26, 2014

Have you ever happened to discover something unexpected and amazing on your journey? Something you would think existed only in fairy tales? I mean, in a great and amazing way! Well, I did, and many times. Especially, after I decided

Beauty of Choice

Beauty of Choice

By on July 19, 2014

What do you notice in a new place? Flaws? Sights? Achievements? Or beauty? Does your opinion of the place change after a few visits? I was one of the few ones, who saw only pluses and beauty, and hardly anything