As an American, your right, travel is much easier as far as logistics go. As a caucasian male, life in the USA is easier for me than many. Traveling the world outside of Western Europe, as a 6'+ caucasian you are easily identified as someone different. There are those who are eager to take what you have as they assume you are rich, and those who are intimidated, not by you necessarily, but what you represent in their mind. Getting there is easier, but having some of the experiances you have had can be challenging. It’s those experiences, not the being there that is important. Great “Ted Talk”. I plan to read some of your other work. As a side note traveling as an American is different today than it was prior to Jan. 20, 2017, and it is not an improvement.