It is the people the around us who inspire insatiable wanderlust? Is it a generation X YZ symptom of too much Hollywood? Do action heroes dashing off around the world give us the ideas that anything is possible with a little planning?
In the oft misquoted words of Mr T, Travel. Huh. What it is a good for? Absolutely everything.
Over the years, the lure of travel has riccocheted me around the globe, introduced me to a tribe of enthusiastic travel addicts all over the world, inspired me to explore my city, entreated a new way to view my home country, introduced me to a literal world of flavour and become a creative outlet.
Who could have thought that a two year study break would become something so vital and so special.
I guess you could rightly say that travel is one of my favourite things; I'm never happy if not planning some kind of mischief to get on with, I adore the research of a trip (often conducted via Pinterest of late) and *gasp* will even get our of bed super early in the name of a trip, short or long-haul.
In many ways this post was a little hard to draft, how do you express something that becomes so integral to your life that it is more taken for granted than kept in the forefront of your mind? I have in the past admitted to 16 signs of a travel addict, mused tourist vs. traveller labels, discovered long-haul flight survival tips, narrowed down my travel personality, discovered a few things I never want to encounter again, decided upon 8 things I'll never do before I die, and decided that for the moment I am an apartment kind of traveller - never happier than settled on a terrace, with a wee glass of vino in hand, watching the sunset over a new town to explore.
I love new tastes, new experiences, discovering history, delving into stories and have an insaitiable curiosity for life. Those are my favourite things...