New England. Dixieland. West Coast. East Coast. Whatever. Traveling is everything -to be enjoyed from start to finish. Disconnecting from daily living to skip town is alluring. We can be liberated! An average Joe might say, “vacations aren’t reality, home is.” I beg to differ.
The humdrum routine is reality, but skipping town is real-er. A distant territory can be a safe haven for people like you and me to be ourselves. To let our vibrant, unique, and unapologetic personalities shine. Without the nonsense of this world. A place where daydreams turn to reality.
In my opinion, it’s not the destination that makes a journey stellar. It’s the odd moments throughout the adventure that make traveling a whole lot sweeter. Things like…
-listening to Ben Rector on repeat
-bike rides yelling “Life is good!”
-chasing your baseball cap from the wind
-singing your favorite song out of tune at the pier
-googling a song you heard while brunching
-attempting to speak french @ a French bakery shop
-discussing siri’s lack of direction with friends
– hailing a cab, impatiently
-putting your shades on as you step out of the train
Odd moments make traveling beautifully worth it.
One of traveling’s charming facets is the innocence: A traveler, lost in the crowd (or street), figuring out temporary life in a new place. I love the “thrill of it.” Eyes like sunny side up, dimples high, nose wafting the new scenic scent, heart pounding from emotions, body movements galore, and legs ready to conquer.
Be a kid at heart. Be whimsical. Embrace the thrill. The honest and pure reactions towards new experiences and locations makes the journey 10 times better. It feels good inside. Go, savor the odd moments and let your imagination run wild. A man can never have enough out of town trips. So grab a duffle bag, a pair of tortoise shades, and a heart for excursion!