Asking someone to define the word ‘Travel’ is like asking someone to describe the word ‘Home’. There is no right or wrong answer. Perhaps that’s why they’re held with such reverence. Think about it. Whenever you talk about travel (For those of you who enjoy travelling) or home, there is always that sigh of joy. Personally, they can be a sort of yin and yang. When I’m at home too much, I want to be on the road, travelling the globe. When I’ve been
Personally, they can be a sort of yin and yang. When I’m at home too much, I want to be on the road, travelling the globe. When I’ve been travelling for too long, I want to be home, in my cozy bed. It’s the whole ‘Grass is greener’ scenario. But that’s okay.
I love how versatile and diverse the world of travel is. Like a lot of things in this world, it’s not a cookie-cutter set up. There are no defined lines, no instructional manuals, nothing. For me, travel is like the free-form colouring of a 3 yr old. Why colour inside the lines when there’s an entire page screaming for attention?!
Travel is as diverse as the world itself. It’s a personal journey. Parents can send the kiddos on a weekend sleepover and create their own vacation at home, there are family vacations- which provide entertaining stories for weddings and graduations, Two week holidays, Weekend getaways, Round-the-world, adventure and much more. Like I said, travel is as diverse as the world itself.
No matter what your travel style is, it’s important for you to plan the trip or vacation that YOU want to take. It’s wonderful to ask friends and other travellers for advice and tips, but at the end of the day, it’s your trip, your time, YOUR STORY.
At the moment, my story involves travelling through the Pacific Northwest and Asia. I have a plane ticket until March 22, 2011. Whether I’ll last that longer, or want to stay longer has not been decided. I haven’t planned very much. In fact, I’ve planned too little. I should probably be working for a few more months. But, I’ve decided to go anyway. It’s a personal decision that I could regret. I’m taking the chance. I don’t want to regret NOT trying. This is MY STORY. There are all kinds of variables involved. Back stories, lists etc. If you’re a regular reader of this blog than we’ll find out how my story will end together. For me, that’s the fun part.
So, what’s YOUR STORY? How do you travel?