The Art Of Travel
QUOTE: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
An universal statement, in which we all believe, is that humankind has always been a nomadic specie. Let’s not forget that hundreds of years ago, we were moving freely from one region to another by simply tracking the stars and, of course, following the seasons in a continuous effort to hunt for our tribes and protect them from predators.
It has been some time now since things have started changing around and our society is no longer satisfied and is struggling to break free from the ordinary 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM schedule. One by one we’re trying to get out of the routine, set out on an adventure and explore this wonderful planet with all that it has to offer, soaring our wild oats, from one country to another.
Travel has become our middle name and like Saint Augustine used to say, The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Dear readers, we would read all the pages in the world, every day, at every hour, in every moment of our lives, right?
We’re not traveling to reach a certain destination, our purpose is to glide through the world. We’re traveling for the love of discovering and rediscovering ourselves, to meet people, to unfold new emotions and feelings, to create moods and connections. And sometimes we travel for travel’s sake! The great affair is to move, to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly, to come down off this civilization.
You only start feeling freedom when you realize that the freedom itself lies within our ability to travel the world with no boundaries or borders and become the nowadays so called digital nomads which for most, this is the ultimate goal. I was just thinking about this a couple of days ago when a thought ran through my mind : but this isn’t about some simple vacation, it’s about being different from other generations.. or is it? Now, some will say that becoming a digital nomad is impossible; and others will try to prove that they already did it. I am not going to spout the issue in regards to the non-believers since this is not my topic to cover, but let’s talk about the ones that managed doing it for years now . They say it’s doable and once you start asking how and when and why, they’ ll simply let you know that “you need to take it easy, it’s not achievable in a click of the moment, but if I could do it, you can do it too”.
What can I say about my nomadic life? By the time I was 30 I had already lived in 5 countries and you know what? I will not stop here. To be honest, I love settling down for a while and explore as much as I can and this type of living is just perfect for me.
Also, I think it’s funny that what I always notice when I make it to a new place is that I have a random set of questions coming from people, like: “Why do you move so often? What are you searching for? What inspired you to move here?” I am sure that not always my answers satisfy my audience, but in the end, it’s all about travel and of course about “Discovering a new place, a destination I always wanted to see and the chance to meet new people with new cultures.”
And because Every traveler has a tale to tell, stay tuned for the next posts to discover what I have prepared for you, my dear reader.