Over the past 15 months I have been on the road a lot. It’s one of the things that keep life going, isn’t it? New experiences, new things, new people, new places. Life ends when your curiosity ends. I feel like traveling is a lot like dating. It’s not always on. But when it is, it’s certainly exciting. And if you’re lucky, you fall in love at the right place at the right time.
“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again — to slow time...
For me, traveling is never about a package tour, a Contiki tour, a shopping trip with friends - spending 5 days in each city, jumping from one tourist attraction to another, sightseeing and taking photos.
Traveling is all about experiencing new things and having my mindset and perspective shifted - hanging out with the locals, experiencing the local way of life, eating local dishes, learning about their culture and attitudes, adopting their way of life even just for a period of time - simply trying to see things through their lens.