Travel is a mystical experience that spirals you into new dimensions
of awe and wonder.
Travel is a celebration of life’s exuberance and of the mind’s wildest
dreams, to leap beyond the normal and into a world full of surprises
Travel is connecting with the world beyond our community, Travel is
interacting with others and learning their lifestyles, values, and surroundings. Our mind broadens with greater awareness and we
learn to absorb our surroundings. I am awed and humbled by other
Travel is the offering of more choices and open doors to history,
culture, and understanding. Reading about Greece is not the same
as standing on its streets or sitting surrounded by the beauty of a
Temple, Synagogue, or Mosque, regardless of your religious beliefs.
Travel is overcoming our preconceived ideas about other people
and other cultures. It helps us to understand how varied we can all
be and the infinite ways in which people use their imagination and
resources to create a life that sustains them.
Travel is an experience in perseverance, stretching you in ways you
could not have envisioned before you started out. Travel compels
you to pause in life’s sameness, to venture out beyond life’s familiar
boundaries and begin a journey of discovery.
Travel is standing in absolute arm pinching awe at a famous European
Cathedral, the hills of Tuscany, or on the grounds that the ancient
Acropolis standing before us and chanting, “Am I really here?”.
Travel is the beauty of landscapes, from the winding road of the Amalfi
coast, the silent curves leading along the mountainous roads with the
Sea below you, and arriving at the most beautiful town that will take
your breath away, Positano.
Travel is going there only to discover with amazement that what you
see there is often so startlingly different from what your mind imagined.
Travel changes you and helps you discover that you can do things
you never thought you could do.
Some people live their entire lives in one place, not only physically
but emotionally. Their block becomes their world. Travel offers
choices and opens doors to history, culture and understanding.
Abroad, you will come into contact with national pasts much deeper
than our own. We need to make an effort to bond and exchange
information with fellow travelers and locals. We often fail to capture
the foreign moment because we are to busy with dials on a camera,
worrying about tipping, being shy of a foreign tongue, or perhaps
being intimidated by a waiter.
Travel can be anything you want it to be as it broadens our life’s
horizon. It keeps our world from narrowing, as we grow older.
Travel is returning home with a changed and renewed vision of
the world and it’s people.
This is what Travel Is to me.