This past summer (and this year in general) has been the best of times.
Having returned from a month long travel, both for our destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and for our honeymoon, island hopping in the Philippines…..I wanted to talk (and put into writing) about why I love to travel and why I always encourage everyone I know to travel more.
For me, living a happy, healthy and balanced life involves traveling.
Just like people say, the purpose of life is to enjoy every moment and I completely agree.
Travel has always been something that I have longed for and loved. I worked in the hospitality industry for many years in college and enjoyed all the perks that came with the job and became a lover of traveling.
But even my childhood memories include a lot of traveling. My parents would pack up our van and take us on a road trip going camping or driving along the coast to San Francisco.
I believe that traveling is one of the best way to learn about cultures, food and history. It’s also the best way to figure out what the important things in life are.
I’ve come home from traveling, not just with a suitcase filled with souvenirs and camera filled with pictures, but most importantly, I come home with a new perspective about life.
Travel is a luxury and a privilege, and because of this it can never be taken for granted.
I travel so I can learn, not only about other people but also about myself.
Through traveling, I have not only grown but I have gotten over heartaches and life’s challenges.