If you could do anything, what would it be?
Go to space?
Be a doctor?
For us, we have always had the itch to travel. We like to go, see, and experience what’s out there.
This “itch” has inspired us to adapt our lifestyle so we can travel and take pictures year around. But what is it about travel that gets us? Why would someone be a perpetual tourist?
One could answer “Why not!?”, but there is a real answer and it’s not the sights, food or culture per se.
As we see amazing places in Poland, we have all felt in awe. We have been struck with curiosity about the origins of certain places; what are the stories and inspirations behind these massive structures with insanely intricate details?
We have enjoyed days together in beautiful places, bursting with fall colors like we’ve never seen.
At the end of they day, ARE these things at the heart of our desire to travel? There has to be a very good reason because…it is not easy. We make sacrifices, we miss family, we miss friends, we create our own income and we only own what we can carry. (Think about all the things you would leave behind if you could only carry one suitcase.)
Then there’s the problems that peek their pesky heads at the darnedest of times. Whether it is a lightning storm that knocks out the power for 3 days (when our entire business is online), or a life threatening pancreas attack that put one of us in a foreign hospital. Shit happens and we have had to fight for what we want.
So what makes travelling important enough to us that we are willing to subject ourselves to this? In the most challenging moments, the reason is uncovered.
It comes down to asking what we want out of life.
Will we settle for anything less than what we want? Will we make excuses and work jobs we never wanted? Will we trade freedom for comfort and convenience?
Hell no. All the hard parts that we work through, reap to us the life that we want. Living our dream is only hindered by excuses, complacency and fear, and it is realized by facing those fears and being honest with ourselves.
So as for the reason why someone would become a perpetual tourist, it’s not just the delicious food, fine wines, pubs, friends, diverse cultures, beautiful sights, adventurous lifestyle or the excitement. That comes and it goes.
It is the process that subtly unfolds.
Questions abound, which beg to be answered. Limits are pushed. Comfort zones are eliminated. We are humbled as we make fools of ourselves in different languages. We are tested. We grow. Each place reveals a new understanding of the this planet we live on. We gain a greater understanding of what is going on on a larger scale.
By travelling, we scratch that itch within us that desires to learn without ceasing;perpetually.
There are many paths to take in this life, and that’s ours as of now. What has inspired you to choose yours?