I was bit with the travel bug very early in life, having the opportunity to see other parts of the world at a young age. And I am so grateful for that because it gave me the desire to travel anywhere and everywhere. I recently had the opportunity to take a trip with two of my best friends to London and Scotland and it was the best week of my life. I think that I love traveling so much because it gives you a sense of freedom and excitement when entering a new unknown territory.
To me however traveling isn't going to do all the touristy things, its more about submerging yourself. The world is full of cultures and different things that are unknown to us and traveling gives you the opportunity to sink yourself into them and experience it all first hand. I think that is what is so great about exploring the world all of the many different thinks you get to do and learn. Sometimes we sit in our bubbles of life for to long and just role through the motions of life and forget that there is so much else out there that is meant to be seen.
I am a strong believer in the saying "your life isn't meant to be lived in one place" because its not! You should not stay idle in one city or state all your life. Don't get me wrong I think that America is beautiful but there are even more beautiful places out there. One of the things that I love the most about other countries is there architect and culture behind the city. Its so wonderful in comparison to the buildings upon buildings surrounded by highways here.
So... JUST GO!
Take a year off school or whatever you are doing and go travel. Go see the world while you are young and able to enjoy every aspect of it. Don't wanna take a year off? go in the summer! But I beg you to not find excuses as you why you can't go and to JUST GO! Don't have a passport? Easy go get one! Don't let anything stop you.
Things out there are waiting for you, waiting to show you how wonderful they truly are. Traveling gives you the opportunity to see the world with a brand new pair of eyes. You will learn to appreciate some of the finer things in life after traveling to certain parts of the world. And you will be able to value cultures other then your own. The food you eat and the people you meet will be like any other, an the experiences and memories you will gain from traveling will be far more valuable than money.
We are not guaranteed forever on Earth so if you don't go now then when? When will you take a risk and go? There is no better time then the present. So go ahead and book that flight... you know you want to. I promise you that it will be worth every penny. Because every place that you go you will leave a little piece of your heart, and you will never be the same again.Trust me I know.