You want to travel. So, so, so want to travel. Wanderlust occupies your brain. But a travel lifestyle sounds totally impossible, right? After all, you have bills to pay and a bunch of grown-up responsibilities–maybe a mortgage or lease, private school tuition, daycare expenses, student loans, a job…as in I have to get up… Read More »If You’re Motivated, You Can Find Ways to Travel
It’s not always easy coming back to the reality of a regular (sometimes boring), mainstream life or normal routine after you’ve been gone away on a trip. Post-vacation or post-holiday blues are seemingly common, especially when a trip away from the mundane was packed with excitement, fun, adventure, or relaxation. Post-trip… Read More »Getting Through Post-Travel Depression: The Downside of Coming Back to Reality
People are quick to judge. Not everyone can understand why I love to travel, especially with four kids in tow. She must be lost. She can’t settle down. She can’t stay put and just be happy. She must have something to prove.
But I prefer a much more simple explanation.
I travel because I’m addicted to the rush of falling in love, over and over again.
The thrill. The chase. The lying in wait.
Falling in love with a city or a mountain view is like falling in love with someone.
The feeling of being completely alive. Senses fully awakened. Wanting and wanting to be wanted. To be fully engaged.
Unfiltered, raw beauty.
The excitement of being off balance, the ups and downs, acclimating to the unknown.
Falling in love and connecting with consequential strangers, whom you would have never otherwise met but for travel, even if only for a brief moment in your worldly existence.
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