Every traveler has a voice. Whether you’re a journalist, blogger, photographer, artist or just a passionate explorer, there are always opportunities to share your ideas, questions and inspirations. Here are some tips from a seasoned traveler who discovered long ago that experiences and memories were the richest treasures of them all.

Kristin Hettermann is an adventurer, writer, and photographer who strives to share positive stories, document the earth and its cultures, inspire people to explore, and raise awareness for important causes—particularly the protection and restoration of the world's oceans. Follow Kristin on Twitter and Instagram @gracedelivers and visit Grace Delivers.