To me, traveling is everything. Anything besides travel is secondary. But it’s those secondary events that make traveling so worthwhile.
Although I live in the best place on earth, Texas, traveling manages to remain my favorite activity. As much as I love Texas, I love pretty much every new place I visit as well. I mean, you always need a home base.
So what do I love about traveling?
I love the actual act of traveling. Whether it’s in on a bike between vineyards, a car between cities, on a plane between continents, or floating on a boat from Italy to Greece with EuroAdventures. It’s the feeling of moving towards a new adventure. The feel of just moving between where I’ve been and where I’m going.
Then, there are the new experiences when you finally get to the destination.
The best experience: the food. I eagerly await the food in every new country. I feel the same anticipation whether it’s food from Australia, where most travelers’ don’t give the cuisine a second thought or in Italy, a country many people go to only for the indescribable flavors. And every time I come back to Texas I am immediately ready to get back the best of the best, Tex-Mex.
So what experience could be as good as food? Well, parties rank pretty high on my list. Everyone, everywhere loves to party. Visiting the most popular parties in the entire world is my favorite way to pass the time. After sitting down to a desirable dinner, of course. Who can resist a quick trip to Oktoberfest or partying on a beach in celebration of Australia day?
As much as I love the food and the parties, they are nothing without considering the relationships I form. Relationships tend to be the most critical element of my travels. I’ve met my best friends, my worst roommates, some people I’ll never see again but can’t forget. These people give me the best stories and make each moment worth every trial it took to get there.
This is what gets me, these are the reasons I travel. These are the reasons I live.
And it doesn’t hurt that it gives me something to write about!