The real question is, why shouldn’t you? I have always been an explorer and adventurer since I was very young. You could always find me in the conservation park in my neighbourhood or biking all over town. Then once I got my license to drive, I could reach more places to explore in the beautiful Canadian province of Ontario.
It wasn’t until I went on my first all inclusive trip to Mexico, that my mind and soul was awoken to the possibilities and different cultures that I strive to visit to this day. Needless to say, I caught the travel bug.
Since that trip I told myself I would go somewhere new every year. This expanded to Cuba the following year then the Dominican Republic and Newfoundland the next year after that. I then moved to British Columbia and recently have been going on more adventure like trips to Nepal, Thailand, the States, Costa Rica, and England. I CANNOT wait for the next country to explore.
This travel bug becomes a part of you because you are not just seeing a new place. You are learning new cultures, architecture, language, habitats, greenery, mountain ranges, rolling hills, smells, sounds, senses, your taste buds come alive with different food, you meet so many new and amazing people, you learn about history, and experience the wonders of the world first hand!
I read a quote quite a few years ago that was so close and true to my heart.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller.”– Ibn Battuta
This is exactly what I plan to do, become a story teller. Stick around for the epic travels I have been on and the next ones I cannot wait to experience.
Now, get out there and explore!