This little travel bug crawled into my head. It resided there planning a take over of my mind. This little bug was shaping my ideas, my beliefs, my fears, and also my curiosity. The effects would sparingly present themselves as I grew older. This little bug infected one tiny section of my mind and spread out.
From my adventures in the physical to my interactions digitally I now realize this bug is not case specific it has infected the masses. People who walk and talk as normal individuals but their desires lie elsewhere. These people are not fulfilled by the "normal" life prescribed to most of us. No these people want to see, they want to explore, and they find comfort in the unknown.
They hop on planes, jump off trains, ride on rickshaws, and dive off boats, cliffs, etc. These people are the travelers of the world. The modern day Amelia Earheart's, Marco Polo's, Juan Sebastian Elcano's
The effects of the Travel Bug include (but not limited to):
- a thirst for exploration
- daydreaming of adventure
- not being content with settling long in one place
The cure : traveling!
For me not wanting to see all of this world, and the amazing things that make it up...well that's just INSANE (clinically perhaps!). We are but one piece of this big puzzle we call the world, and I want to see all the other pieces! These puzzle pieces are all different with their different colors, foods,style,languages, ideas,opinions etc! All different but always surprisingly so similar.
I feel immensely lucky to live in a time where the world is at my back door so readily available. All I need is a few bucks, some official paperwork, and *POOF*....you can be knees deep in an experience that can change you forever.
Don't get me wrong, had I been born in another era perhaps I'd be negotiating my way onto an exploration ship, serve as a country guide or who knows what else.
For now though I am very much content going to the airport, and hopping on a plane to take me somewhere new (with a movie & included meal!)
To all my fellow victims of the Travel bug I know I'll see you soon, perhaps in a street market in Asia, a sunset in South America or a Sunrise on the open ocean .
LIVE LIFE the travel way!