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My love for travel was instilled in me at an early age. Vacations and weekends free from work inevitably meant a road trip of one kind or another.

My mom would pack and organize the car to keep us kids comfortable, entertained, and separated. Separation was key to any successful road trip. Only a year and a half apart in age, my sister and I would often end up fighting like animals. …


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Have you ever had a place you’ve always wanted to visit?

For me, this place was New York City.

I imagined the sights, the sounds, and the smells long before I ever made it into the City. I dreamed about overloading my senses with the textures, the tastes, the energy, the excitement, the culture, and the wondrous people. A city unlike any other, I knew New York would be amazing. How could it not?

Sadly, I wasn’t sure if or when this dream of mine would ever be a reality. Traveling across the country to visit the city simply wasn’t within the realm of possibilities. Truthfully, it wasn’t a priority. I was too focused on climbing the corporate ladder, raising my family, and making my everyday life better. …


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We are silenced by fear. Afraid to voice an opinion for fear of offending someone, we are systematically immobilizing ourselves. We think, but don’t speak. In the quest to embrace individualism, we are loosing an intricate piece of ourselves. We are becoming a society of victims. Stop coasting down this slippery slope. It is madness. We must break this polarizing trend by educating ourselves, making informed opinions, and using our voices.

Silence has become a defense. It is used to dodge words of hate which are too often hurtled through the air like daggers aimed to wound. Instead of using their minds to formulate rational thought and opinions based on knowledge and experience, many find it easier and convenient to accuse and label when faced with an opposing view. …

About

Addison Greene

Greetings from the road. Traveler, blogger, writer, and photographer. I live my own adventure. This blog is about my travels and musings about life.