My Self Guided Journey From Yellow River to Machu Picchu

Cruises, large group travel, strict itineraries, all inclusive resorts, they never really captured my wonder. I've always been a kid who just wanted to grab a backpack, my pocket knife, an apple and go exploring. I read a quote before my trip that stuck with me and created a philosophy for how I traveled throughout my journey and will travel the rest of my life:   

The draw back to a trip too well-planned, is that it does not leave enough room for adventure
— Vilhjalmur Stefansson