Traveling makes you… well, what does it actually make you? It makes you rich. Or happy. But does it really? Note that there are various reasons for people to travel: Traveling enables us to escape our own little world for a certain time.
It helps to put a little distance between you and the stressful things in your everyday-life, and furthermore it might help you to see things with different eyes and with a different perspective. Some people lose themselves in their daily grind, but more importantly: they lose the focus on what’s really important in life for them. There are many people whose main motivation to travel is literally to escape: Escape from the tragic end of a former relationship, a stupid career decision you made or many, many other reasons.
And moreover, there are those people trying to find themselves. They don’t have a clue what to do in life and hope that a journey might give them all the answers they are currently looking for. And quite frankly, I get their point. We are all filled with hopes. We might hope for a journey to answer our questions. We travel, hoping to erase those question marks inside our heads. We travel to be with ourselves and to find new spaces for our thoughts. However, a journey should never only serve a specific purpose.
Travel simply for the purpose of traveling. Don’t travel to expect something your next journey might not be able to give you. Don’t travel expecting to make yourself happy, protect or distract you from something. Metaphorically speaking, you carry all your problems with you and therefore, they will also accompany you wherever you’re heading to. Traveling can open your eyes by witnessing a different way of living, eating and even thinking. An experience like this will help you to be less judgmental and you will also become more tolerant and see various solutions in life.
Besides, you’re able to create memories you will never forget.
The breathtaking view of the ocean standing at the Cape of Good Hope.
The wild dolphins chasing our boat at Fort Myers.
The one-legged beggar in the middle of the highway in Santiago de Chile.
Visiting an orphanage in Bali and seeing how proud it made those beautiful children to show us their garden full of banana trees,…
Enjoying the beautiful sunset sitting on a surfboard while the water enlightens in 1,000 different colors.
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”