Today is the anniversary of when we set off into the world, not knowing what to expect but excited about the journey that lay ahead. This would be the longest either one of us has been away from home, the first time away from our families for the holidays and the longest trip we’ve taken together as a couple. As you can imagine, a trip like this can and will change you. It will change how you view the world around you, how you treat relationships back home and think about what you truly value in life. You’ll find out things about yourself and what your are truly capable of when you travel the world. Here are some lessons I learned when I traveled the globe.
I didn’t wake up this morning intending to write this article. But in light of recent events I felt compelled to write something, to get out what I was feeling. I’m not an emotional person, some may even call me a robot, but once in a while I feel something (I think it’s called emotions). Since, this is my blog I feel that this is a great outlet for me and hopefully this helps someone reading it.
Death has a way of making you see life in a different light. I remember losing my aunt to cancer and that was one of the worst moments in my life. It was also one of the driving forces in making my decision to leave my job and travel the world for 6 months. I think she’d be proud of my decision. She told me life is short, live it. And so I did. Laurie and I took off and explored the world. It was the most amazing experience of my life. And then we returned home. It’s so easy to get caught up in the rat race, in the northeastern mentality of more money, more things. You almost tend to forget what you learned and swore to hold onto from traveling overseas. Then life hits you again. You experience another death, this time of someone younger than you, someone full of life and you’re stuck standing there just thinking, “What the fuck?”. How? Why? And those words come back to me “Life is short, live it”.
So here is my advice to anyone reading this: Travel While You’re Young.
As a person who loves to travel, I'm always looking for inspiration on where to go next, what to see or things to do around the world. There are tons of travel quotes out there but when I've needed some real inspiration these are the ones that have really woken up my inner wanderlust. I hope they can do the same for you. Enjoy!
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Traveler. Blogger. Amateur Photographer. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Helen Keller.