Platinum - 52 Project - Week 50

Platinum is the symbol for a 20 year anniversary. No, I'm not married. But for me, this summer and trip, symbolized 20 years since I made a promise to myself. To visit  at least one new country every year. We traveled a lot growing up. Trips to Mexico to visit our family, vacations and our Dad  taking turns with my brothers and I to go on his business trips around the U.S.. and I still get just as excited to board a plane or pack up for a road trip. 

My promise started in 1996 with a surf trip to Costa Rica, with my GF at the time, brother and 2 of my friends.  40+ countries, too many cities to recall, and priceless memories later, I believe it's the best thing I've ever done for myself.

Turkey was my new frontier this year and it did not disappoint. I can't wait for "where" the next 20 hold. 

"Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow. Appreciate the world beyond your doorstep"