My name is Frank Peter…
I was born in, and still live mostly in, the United States of America, but I consider myself, first and foremost, to be a citizen of the world.
One of my great pleasures and privileges is world-wide adventure travel, which continues to be an indispensable part of my education and means of expression as a human being.
What Travel Means to Me
Travel, done right, is no mere vacation–no mere escape from the reality of workaday life.
Travel, done right, connects us to the vast and broad reality beyond our comfort zones and narrow cultural norms.
Travel, done right, is a delicious mix of enjoyment, adventure, education, fellowship, and service.
My most precious memories have always involved connecting with and learning from so many interesting and inspiring people along the way.
But travel is not always pleasant. Besides the run-of the-mill hazards of intestinal distress and tourist scams, we travelers often become witnesses to inconceivable suffering and injustice. The reasons not to visit certain places are the very same reasons we must go… at the very least to be a witness… and possibly to do whatever good we can.
Travel has taught me priceless lessons that I could have learned no other way. I have been humbled time and time again when travel has exposed my ignorance and weaknesses, but I have also grown in conviction and confidence when I discovered my hidden strengths and talents.
This creative commons website celebrates the deep enjoyment and transformational power of travel in images and words, sent as a prayer for global solidarity and peace.