Why We Travel

     

Church in Azores
Church in Azores

     Why do we travel? It’s a question you get used to if you’re a traveler and at times it’s very hard to answer.  People who can pick up their things and move to a different country, or can hop on a bus for fifteen or more hours to reach a destination just because it is cheaper than flying have a different type of mindset than your average Joe. Travelers live and feed off the fear of the unknown.  It is a type of addiction, a thriving desire to travel and that is why we are here writing this blog.  We have wanderlust, the idea of having a strong longing for or impulse to wander. We will sit around the dinner table with our family and friends but our minds are restless because it is too familiar. It is not that we cannot appreciate what we have or where we already live, it is the idea that we cannot wait to see what else is out there in the world.

The streets in Rome at sunset
The streets in Rome at sunset

We are curious and we are willing to go to any lengths to fill that curiosity. It is hard to explain how we become like this and how we get caught into the life of traveling but something calls to us to travel and we follow the call. We are comfortable in places where we do not speak the language, where the food is different than ours, where the entire way of life is different than ours.  We are able to adapt to other cultures and fit in. So why do we travel? It is because we have to.  We want to meet new people, to connect with people whose experiences have been different then ours.

Walking down the streets in Bucharest
Walking down the streets in Bucharest

We feel as if travel is part of human nature and if we do not travel than we are not a complete person. In a way it is how we find ourselves. There are many different answers though, as to why people travel and why people become travelers.  I cannot speak for all of them but we all have something in common. We want to see and take in everything that this world has to offer us and we believe the only way to do that is by traveling. Traveling to us is sacred and we each have a different opinion on how one should travel but in the end we always ask ourselves or our other traveling counterparts. Where to next?

Cobble stones of rome
Cobble stones of rome

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