Is travel a 12 hour flight across the ocean? Is travel flying to a new country? Is travel flying to a new city? Is travel getting in your car and driving to a new town?
What is travel to you?
I’ve always felt as though there is a misconception of what travel really is. Travel is flying 12 hours across the ocean but that’s not all it is… Travel can be driving to a neighboring town or even 10 minutes to a hiking trail or lake. What is travel to you?
Who determines what travel really is?
We do! Of course it may not be as impressive to say, “Yesterday I drove to the neighboring town to see this cool waterfall!” … as it is to say, “Yesterday I flew to Thailand!” … But they’re both travel, one may take more time but in both situations you are traveling.
Travel is what you make it; if you want to travel to a new continent then do it! If you want to travel close to home then do it!
Travel wherever you want… in the words of Shia Labeouf, JUST DO IT! Haha
Many times in my life, I’d go as far as saying everywhere I’ve lived, there are people who dislike their own city. I’ve always wondered why it is that we can’t see the beauty which surrounds us so close to home; now, I believe it’s just that because we are in such close proximity all the time we believe nobody else would ever want to visit it.
Surprisingly, regardless of where you live in the world I am certain there is someone, somewhere who wishes they could visit your home!
This past summer I’ve spent plenty of time immersing myself in places around my home city; I went out and explored places which I had never been yet they’ve always been within reach. I was astonished by all the beautiful places and experiences I had been missing out on! For example, Raven Lake, it’s a gorgeous, yet moderately difficult hike located close to my city. I did the hike with some friends and was absolutely blown away by the reward, a clear blue lake with a cabin located lakeside.
Get out there and travel; embrace it for what it is and experience everything, even if it’s in your own city or country (which is travel too!)
What’s your take? Do you agree?
What is travel to you?
Come join me on this epic Adventure!
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