There is something to be said for people who have the wanderlust. I can only speculate on where the itch comes from that gives a person the travel bug. Some of the factors that fuel my urge to explore: great adventure, meeting people from other cultures, seeing their struggles and seeing what makes them smile, and overcoming obstacles. It helps being a dreamer, envisioning that whatever trip you’re going on next will be the most amazing experience of your life and will change you forever. Of course, this doesn’t always happen. Sometimes there are bad experiences that make the trip a flop, a waste of money, and give you the feeling of “it’s good to be home” when it’s over. Despite knowing this, though, we still take that risk. We still choose to throw all caution to the wind, fill up a backpack, hop on a plane alone to South America, and the only plans that we make are to figure it out when we get there. Exactly why some get the hunger to go go go differs in all. But something that doesn’t differ is that once you catch the wanderlust, it never becomes un-caught. For those of us who travel in search of something within ourselves, this doesn’t mean that we never find it; it just means that we have more than one thing to find. So for all of the risk takers, dreamers, and adventurers: let your wanderlusting continue, and climb that mountain, swim with those sharks, ski that slope, and never cease your journeys of discovery.
True that! I’ll bring you back some guinea pig jerky… I hear the teriyaki kind is the best.
Good job, Steph! I’m glad you are going on this trip. I know exactly how you feel. Let’s get together sometimes aand catch up over numerous beverages. Just like the Thirstie Firstie, haha. Be safe on your trip, bring me back something cool that does not begin with a “swine” and end with a “flu”.