How My Husband and I Traveled the World and Wound Up Calling Bali Home

By Amirah Cook, Essence

Living abroad is a life changing experience for many reasons. You don’t know what you don’t know, and until you see how differently life can be lived, your scope will always be limited to the examples you have witnessed.

Traveling abroad is great, but fully immersing yourself in a culture requires time. That belief was the catalyst for the type of travel my husband Jarrell and I embarked on in 2013. In what we like to call our indefinite honeymoon, we traveled across the globe, visiting over 75-cities in 35-countries over the course of 5-years. What was so different about our journey, was how slowly we traveled.

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