What does it mean to truly find yourself? I have asked these questions a lot to myself over the past few years and I still feel as far away from the answer as ever.

But when I look back I do feel like I have made some progress. Much more than I have ever before in my life.

I have been able to overcome my depression which was a real struggle for me growing up. It hurt about everything in my life from my schoolwork, relationships, and even my family. It was hard but I see now that I have…


his is honestly my new favorite city in the whole world. There are so many amazing things to see. So many wonderful people to meet and it will leave you breathless every time. I loved my time in Japan and each part of it was special. But when it came to Tokyo I have no words to explain how majestically amazing it really was.

To start off there is a feeling I love to have when I am traveling, it's this feeling of getting lost. It’s not a scary feeling, it's a feeling of wonder, like what am I…


I have been getting a lot of emails about this question as well as I get asked from my friends and family. So I wanted to spend today on how I can show you guys how to find some great places to stay on your next adventure.

Whether you are going abroad or you are just traveling a few hours away. Learning how to do this right makes all the difference. It can be the difference between a good and a great trip. …


saddness and depression

One thing I had some trouble with before I moved abroad was depression and anxiety. It plagued me at every turn in my life and destroyed so many things I loved. In the end, I found myself after a long day or week, or month sitting in my room crying to myself.

From work to my girlfriends to my family I always found things adding up more and more. Creating this unbelievable weight on my conscious mind.

I actually used to have panic attacks in my late teens and early twenties because of the anxiety I was under. …


Now when most people are looking to start their first world travel excursion, most of the people I know try to start in Europe. Well, I am here to say DON’T DO THAT!!!! Try to start in Asia, you would be pleasantly surprised what you will find.

I have spent a lot of time and around Asia and have been able to travel to close to ten different countries. Today I want to share some of my favorite places to go around Asia. All these places I have been to more than once and love inside and out.

China

There is…

Alan Sheaffer

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