I made this solo trip around the world to complete my mom's bucket list while she in the final stages of Alzheimer's -- a backpacking trip that was made on a $10,000 budget for the year. A couple bad things that happened while I was traveling: • I was attacked by a monkey in the Bolivian jungle and I was stitched up by a veterinarian. • I was stuck in Egypt during the early days of the Arab Spring, and I eventually fled to Jordan by boat across the Red Sea. A couple incredible things that happened: • During a trek to find the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, a silverback gorilla touched me on the shoulder. • While working as a country-music DJ at a radio station in rural Uganda, I had the opportunity to attend the coronation of a king. "
May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM EDT - Updated May 19 at 11:24 AM