In this day and age, it’s pretty safe to assume that nearly everyone has caught the travel bug. Even as recent as a few decades ago, people enjoyed traveling, but it wasn’t nearly as popular as it is today. What with technology and social media bringing us all closer together (on the surface), and flights expanding their repertoire both in quantity and quality (COVID excluded), traveling the world has never been more trendy in society. But here’s the thing: you don’t need to travel everywhere.
The thing about having the travel bug is that it’s pesky, and doesn’t let up. Similar to that of a business man who wants to get rich but never seems to have enough money, travelers also sometimes develop a mentality of needing to visit every single place on earth. But this attitude can actually be harmful.
A Few Steps Back
Ironically, those seeking to see the world sometimes miss out on the beauty that’s right in front of them. But why is this? We believe it’s because there are those who get a bit carried away with their intentions behind it all.
There’s nothing more exhilarating than visiting a country you’ve never been to. But if your travels become all about “seeing everything just for the sake of seeing everything”, then you’ve lost the spirit. At that point it becomes about being able to brag to your friends that you saw everything there is to see, and less about actually appreciating each place individually.