This is where you can learn more about the Travel Through Life team. Plus, you can find out who we are, what we do, and how you can keep traveling with us. Every time you step outside your door, you have a chance to travel through life. Travel doesn’t have to be a yearly family vacation to the Outer Banks or a longterm trip through a series of hotels in Southeast Asia. Instead, it can be every meal you enjoy at a new restaurant in town, a nearby indoor attraction, or a nature walk that’s within a short drive from your home.
Carl Hedinger is the writer and Christina Riley is the photographer for Travel Through Life. After years of living abroad, we now call the good ole USA “home.” From our base in Durham, North Carolina, we share our travel guides, packing lists, and experiences with you here and at our sister site NC Tripping.
Pretty much from day one in my life, I played with maps, globes, and anything else that showed me the world. I wanted to see it and it took some time before I took a chance on a Study Abroad opportunity in Japan, with very little knowledge of the language. And that’s where my most wonderful memories as a traveler began. I never would’ve met Christina without first going away to Japan, but I never would’ve found myself, either. Thankfully, I did find Christina and have been happy to live in Asia before eventually returning to America. Now that we live in the US again, we’ve embraced local travel around our digs and started traveling with our daughter as she grows up. This life is awesome!
The person in charge of 99% of the photos is my wonderful wife Christina Riley. She loves her Nikon d5100 and lens by Sigma. Christina also enjoys hunting for a rock to stand on or a mountaintop to do yoga poses on. She’s also an excellent designer and knows a thing or two about social media marketing and does consultations! Prior to meeting “some dude in a bar” (ME), she had already seen some parts of the world, having traveled through parts of Europe with her family. The topic of travel didn’t come up until we decided to go live in South Korea, and boy did that ever change our lives!
We view this world as an abundant one, full of places, people, and things worth seeing. That’s why we travel and also a message that we’re hoping to pass on to our daughter as she learns more about life. Our goal is to unlock you from fears that many people face. For example, it could be surviving travel with a toddler or the feeling that travel is one big race to touch them all. From there, we want to show you that there’s a very wide and wonderful world outside. If that’s a message you share and would like to touch upon, join the conversation and come on board as a guest author.