Many tour groups advertise traveling as the "ultimate education." This statement can be true if you're willing to step away from the familiar tour bus.
I've found that traveling is more a shock treatment. It revives your soul and teaches you more than you could ever imagine. Not just about history, language, and culture, but about yourself. It's constantly forcing you out of your comfort zone and encouraging you to push that limit farther.
The following photos were taken from a three-month long awakening in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, Ireland, and Greece. The project is never complete; it will continue to evolve and grow with each experience.