Everyone has their own reasons why they travel. Most of the time, traveling is equal to finding a balance in a person’s life. A lot of us are working our asses off for that one job that chains us to desks, and when we find the time to break away, it tastes as sweet as freedom.
So what does travel mean to me? To us?
Always travel with a positive social purpose. — Nestor
To me, traveling is making memories. We all want to find happiness, and I found that happiness isn’t about acquiring things. When I think about what makes me smile, I look back on my travels and, smile – because of the things that I experienced, and not the things that I bought.
Travel for me is about learning, learning something new about the world around me, myself and the people I encounter, friends and strangers alike. — Kate
Travel stimulates acceptance. It is a known fact that every place is different, not just because of the landscape, but because of the people and its culture. Even if your reason for traveling is for pleasure, you find yourself accepting the culture of the place you landed to. More often, it inspires you to make changes in your life to better it. We get “aha!” moments because we understand a lot of things for the first time. We learn to embrace not just ourselves, but the people that we learned to accept.
Travel means more than experiencing or sharing different cultures and traditions, more than meeting new people. Travel means being able create a positive impact in communities and individuals you meet along the road. — Nestor
Traveling also creates a bond between family and friends. When we travel, we learn how to cope with unexpected occurrences. Sometimes we get mad and frustrated when things don’t go as planned, but with those experiences, we learn each others preferences, and with that, we learn how to adapt.
What about you? What does travel mean to you?