As I sit here contemplating past trips for writing some new posts, I started thinking on why I have this sudden urge over the past few years to cram in as much travel as I can before I can’t do it anymore. I started to apply some logic to my mid-life crisis and realized there are many reasons why I must do this and they apply to everyone pretty much equally. I also thought, what a great idea for a series of posts. Having said that, here is the first in a series.
The number one reason on why I must travel is a simple and obvious one. I am running out of time and have already missed the boat on a lot of things that I simply can’t do now. Like what, you say. and I say, how about cliff diving in Acapulco, or climbing Mt Everest. Yes one must come to terms with one’s abilities and tailor this to their travel style. Backpacking Europe is no longer an option. Therefore, I say, do it now, or you may regret it later. The British have a great idea for example. Once people graduate university, a lot take what they call a gap year and travel etc for that year before looking for a position. Good plan.
If you are young, find a way to do it now. If you are older, take advantage of your vacation and do it. Plan for the future and enrich your life through an immersion in the sights, sounds and smells of a big world.
- Go Overseas to Find Yourself (usnews.com)
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