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TRAVEL? 

TRAVEL IS LONG FLIGHTS AND OVERNIGHT BUSES. 

EARLY MORNING SUNRISES AND SUNSETS THAT LEAD TO LATE NIGHTS. 

GETTING CAUGHT IN THE RAIN AND LAZING IN THE SUN. 

WALKING IN THE SAND BAREFOOT, RUNNING THROUGH THE WAVES, SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN AND DANCING UNDER THE MOONLIGHT. 

LIVING OFF $5 A DAY JUST TO STAY ANOTHER WEEK. 

LEARNING HOW TO SAY YES.

LATE NIGHT PARTIES AND EARLY MORNING HIKES.  OVERSIZED LUGGAGE AND HEAVY BACKPACKS. 

MAKING NEW FRIENDS, BEST FRIENDS, LIFELONG FRIENDS.

 MEETING SOUL MATES YOU KNOW YOU MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN.

 LEARNING HOW TO SAY HELLO IN 10 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

AND LEARNING HOW TO SAY GOODBYE.

WATCHING THE ROTATION OF THE MOON EVERY NIGHT FOR A MONTH. 

THE FEELINGS OF CONNECTEDNESS AND ISOLATION AT THE SAME TIME.

 IT IS ABOUT TRUST AND BEING YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND. 

IT IS ABOUT BOOKING THE CHEAPEST FLIGHT AND REGRETTING THE 15 HOUR LAYOVER. 

IT IS SPENDING EVERY LAST CENT JUST TO FIT IN THAT WEEKEND IN PARIS, OR SPENDING YOUR MONEY TO FLOAT THROUGH VENICE ON A GONDOLA, EVEN THOUGH IT MEANS YOU’LL BE EATING PASTA EVERY NIGHT FOR THE NEXT WEEK.

 IT IS ABOUT COMMUNICATING THROUGH SMILES, HANDSHAKES, HUGS AND KISSES. 

IT IS ABOUT SLEEPING ON STRANGERS COUCHES AND OPENING YOUR DOORS FOR OTHERS TO DO THE SAME. 

IT IS FALLING IN LOVE FOR THE SUMMER THEN SAYING GOODBYE. 

IT IS ABOUT TALKING ALL NIGHT TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE. 

IT IS MEETING  FAMILY YOU’D NEVER MET, AND MAKING NEW FAMILY YOU’LL NEVER FORGET.

 IT’S ABOUT MAKING A HOME IN A CITY YOU’VE NEVER LIVED IN. 

IT IS RISKING COMING HOME TO NOTHING BUT KNOWING YOU’RE GOING TO GIVE IT EVERYTHING ANYWAY.

 IS IT COMING HOME AFTER YEARS ABROAD AND HOLDING YOUR PARENTS IN YOUR ARMS. 

TO TRAVEL IS TO DISCOVER. 

DISCOVERING THE WORLD AND DISCOVERING YOURSELF. 

TRAVEL
IS
EVERYTHING.

– The Botanical Blonde

 

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