Relentlessly curious traveler, learner, reader, writer, in constant search of the next grand (or tiny) adventure. 


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© 2017 by Erika Firestone.

If you're 22 (or 26*) , physically fit, and hungry to learn more and be better, I urge you travel - as far and as widely as possible - Anthony Bourdain

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” G.B. Shaw

August 24, 2017


At this exact time last year, I had just finished up my Master's Thesis on U.S. and Rwandan Relations and was getting ready to hop on a flight to Kigali, Rwanda to volunteer with Humanity Unified.

I spent the following week working with a small team to interview and do...

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