There are many reasons each of us intentionally leave our homes for one night or many. Duty, luck (good or bad), or simple wanderlust take us out the door and out of our comfort zones on business trips, long weekends, road trips, and global adventures. There is a WHY behind each type of travel.
I consider myself lucky. I travel frequently for work, and I enjoy it. I travel less frequently for vacation, but I feel privileged to be able to do both.
When I was little, I couldn’t imagine living and dying without visiting every country on the planet. Now I’ve accepted that perhaps visiting EVERY country might not be possible, but I plan to do my best to make a dent in the list.
For me, travel is part of constant learning and discovering. Learning about other cultures, how people live, speak and dress; and of course, how they eat. Food is a daily activity in lives all over the world. Food is a way to learn about other cultures through taste, touch, and smell, and can forge bonds, even when the spoken language is a barrier.
Some of my top travel WHYS are memories involving learning, food, and friendships.
WHY do you travel? Whatever your travel WHY, I hope it creates memories that make a difference in your life.