About Me

Meditation Moment - Switzerland 2007

Egypt 2007

Hi! I'm Sawrah.

I am an explorer, a seeker, a yoga teacher, a photographer, painter, creator, reader, maker and above all a traveler. I feel most at home on the road exploring a new place. I like to travel without a map and disdain GPS.  I like to find things I'm not looking for.

I've always been a traveler. Growing up I straddled two cultures.  At the time I found it confusing and would often downplay my heritage, but as I grew up and learned about the world I began to love it and embrace it. Today I wouldn't change it for anything. My family being "new" Americans exposed me to so much. My upbringing informs how I relate to the world and how I travel. Being of two worlds continually contributes to my adaptability on the road and makes almost any place feel like home. 

I travel for the love of it. My deepest soul longs for it. The movement, the cultural exchanges and differences, the exploration, and the learning. I travel as much as I can given whatever is going on in my life. I am a trained yoga and meditation teacher and try to bring what I have learned through yoga into my travel, but just as much of what I have learned while traveling is woven into my yoga practice.  I have a curious mind by nature and am always looking for new things to do and experience.
Machu Picchu 2010

You don't have to travel to far away places to experience the wonder and education of travel. There are new experiences and wonderful things to discover locally no matter where you are. You can always nurture curiosity in your life. Most people never do the intriguing things in their own cities and towns, and are always looking outward. There is great opportunity to learn locally and explore if you look for it. Get lost on purpose, take a  new road, wander off the path and see what you find.  If you find me on the road somewhere I will most likely be taking a picture, meditating or talking to a stranger (sorry Mom and Dad). An (untrained) anthropologist at heart I can never learn enough about people and culture. There is always more to explore!   

Stonehenge 2011
I write and share my travels here because I want to share the world with people who might not otherwise be exposed to it. I always hope to encourage people to get out there an explore the world but I know not everyone always can. I started this blog in 2007 and I am always glad I have a record of some of my earlier travels. The world has changed so much since I started traveling and having these snapshots, both literally and in writing, are invaluable to me. I hope it is to you as well.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, general musing or need itinerary advice.

Enjoy the road!

- Sawrah  (10/11/17)

"Not all those who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien