Thank you for the question. Travel in particular my european adventure last year has greatly broadened my horizons and expanded my opinions on many subjects. Previously I was already fairly multicultural and open in my views due to coming from a mixed background and being an immigrant to Canada. When I have an opinion upon any subject whether it be historical, political, controversial etc... I tend to stray from the politically correct line because I know to some extent what life and people are like in other places. My great passion is culture and travelling has helped me to understand individual cultures more, going to France and now living in Quebec I begin to see the parallels and that influences my ideas and my future writing. I am interested in the big picture, in tying together strings from different disciplines in order to explain the world, travel helps me gain a perspective that is not native to my current geography, which is enormously enlightening.