There have been countless instances in which someone has been transformed by an epiphany experienced while traveling, and Randi Glazer certainly qualifies as an individual who has been repeatedly enlightened by travel experiences that have taken her to destinations all over the globe. Glazer recently returned from a lengthy trip to China, where she was able to visit both the Reed Flute Caves and, of course, The Great Wall of China. While the sights are certainly something to behold, Glazer’s travel experiences seem to reinforce the notion that it is the people that make a location particularly special.
During her experience trekking through the many provinces of the expansive country, Glazer was able to meet many interesting individuals, many of whom were traveling through the region as well and were more than willing to share uplifting stories of their own. It was the locals, however, that offered Glazer the opportunity to experience the unique cultures of each province on a firsthand basis. As is often the case, Glazer made a point to backpack through the areas in which it was not terribly inconvenient to do so, which ensured she had plenty of opportunities to converse with anyone she happened to come across along the way.
In the Reed Flute Caves, Glazer was able to visit a place that had been a popular tourist destination going back more than 1,200 years, and she was able to learn a great deal about the history of the area from one of the locals she met on her way to the illuminated cave system. It was the sight of the caves that contributed to the epiphany that would later be documented at length in Glazer’s travel journal, which she dutifully transcribed in order to share with the many digital followers who keep track of her journeys via her website.