After my divorce I came to France looking to recover and find a new life. After taking some night photos in Lyon I dragged my gear into a café to stop and have a glass. Steph and her boyfriend were nice enough to include me in their conversation and welcomed me to their circle of friends. They invited me to join them for dinner. When I returned a few months later they helped me with housing, learning the culture, and working my way to the inside. There’s no way I could have done it without the help of these open and loving people. Steph loves meeting new people because she says “it’s like traveling without having to leave home.”

Paul, Hawaï, 08.10.16