I left home to go away for college for countless reasons, but most importantly because I knew there was so much more to see beyond the town I had grown up in. I spent all my time gazing at pictures of breathtaking countries and planning trips I never knew if I'd be able to take. But I figured I could start by moving a few states away, that's better than nothing right? Although there’s still a world out there waiting to be picked apart and discovered, but for now I’m stuck dreaming about:
The thousands of spoken tongues across the globe are so individually intricate and beautiful. It’s astonishing how you can be in one part of a country where they speak one dialect, then after heading south just a little each word means something different totally than the last.
But who doesn’t daydream about pasta from Italy, pastries from France and gyros from Greece? The authenticity and freshness that comes with each bite would made the wait all that much more worth it. Buon appetito!
I want to experience first hand the traditions and beliefs of the natives during each stop along the way. As you make your way from one side of the world to the other it becomes obvious where religions, fashion and societies morph from one into the next.
There are endless wonders and spectacles, some obvious and others hidden, that would be a shame not to see. Everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal to the Great Pyramid and all that is in between is worth dropping your plate full of responsibilities and hopping on the next plane.
I can’t even begin to imagine the types of people whose paths I would cross along my travels. But I expect to meet some young and dumb, trying to find their place as I myself am, and others old and wise, with all the answers to life’s questions already figured out.
I love that each and every corner of this planet comes with it’s own backstory to make it distinctive. No single town, city, country has the same past as another. No two nations have seen the same people, heard the same language, or experienced the same growth, quite the same as the other.
The world is a fascinating place, and I hope some day you get to see it too.