“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”-Mary Anne Radmacher
What does travel mean to you?
This is one of my all time favorite travel quotes because it has so much meaning to me. I didn’t grow up traveling very much but I had a strong feeling I belonged somewhere else and had the greatest desire to see the world. The furthest I traveled as a child was just a few short hours away to the beach-Florida to be exact. In my 20s, I was given several opportunities to travel the United States and I’m not far from having visited every single state.
In my 30s, I began my international travel. I have been fortunate to visit some incredible places including Nepal, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Greece, South Africa, England, among others!
Every traveler has a different reason for travel. I travel because much like the quote says….every trip changes me. I feel I leave a piece of myself at every destination and in turn take something home with me.
We all began our journeys as strangers. We all left as friends.
To me travel means growth of oneself and also learning how to connect with others on a deeper level. It means being brave enough to cast aside fears of the unknown and to be ready for an adventure even if it doesn’t always go as planned. When we travel we are forever students. We are always learning about people, places, and maybe most importantly always learning about ourselves.
When you open yourself to the wonders of travel you too will never be the same.
Six travel writes share what travel means to them:
We met the most wonderful and curious people in Egypt who wanted to know about our home country, too)