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I’m so glad this article connected with you, Laine! I hope one day I’ll be able to look back and tell a story like yours, about my journey from fun countries to adventure countries — and about discovering a greater purpose in my own travels. I’m in East Africa (Kenya) right now, and I’m putting together a list of places to visit throughout the continent. I’d love to hear your recommendations.

And you’re absolutely right — every world traveler should start with an idea of what they’re looking for, whether that’s adventure, meaningful work, or safety and comfort. When you know what you’re looking for, you stand a much better chance of finding it. Thanks for reading!

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