By Kara Shaner - Guest Writer
The great traveler, Ibn Battuta once said, “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Stories, who doesn’t love a great story? But what makes a great storyteller? Experience, passion, the ability to relate to an audience? When I think back to the best stories I’ve ever heard, I was captivated by the details and transported back to the event that transpired. Travel creates new experiences, transforming us all into storytellers. Stories that become our life’s narrative. The details of memories’ past and tales of generations to come.
When I first heard the name Kara Rogers, my youngest son Aaron, was calling home from college to say hello, but that was a guise for what he eventually got around to as the real reason he called. I suspected that something else was coming even though I did not know what that was.