President Barack Obama Has Written a Travel Essay

By Maryann Yin 

President Barack ObamaBarack Obama has written a travel essay for Lonely Planet. Throughout his two terms in office, the 44th President of the United States has visited dozens of different countries including Cambodia, India, Kenya, Myanmar, and Tanzania.

In this piece, Obama discusses “why a million miles of travel gives him hope for the future.” He talks about how meeting young people from all around the world instilled a sense of optimism in him. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

“At a time when we are faced with so much division in global politics, young people are often more tolerant, more compassionate, and more committed to working to make change that benefits their communities from the bottom up. I often get questions about what my legacy will be on a particular policy. Policies are important. But I also believe that progress will ultimately be measured by the work that is carried on by the youth that we have engaged.”