What started as a temporary travel blog to document my semester abroad, has lived on to document any and all of my future travel adventures.
My semester abroad made a number of lasting impacts on me. First and foremost, I caught an incurable travel bug that will make my feet itchy until the end of time. That being said, travelling makes you appreciate home like no other experience ever could. I am more patriotic than I have ever been and nothing makes me prouder than telling people where I am from. Additionally, the lengths I went to when travelling to see the sights and maximize my experience inspired me to explore my own backyard when I got home. We always look to go as far away as possible, when so much adventure awaits inside our own borders!
The primary purpose of this blog is mostly selfish–a lasting document of my incredible travels that I can use to relive my experiences when my memory fails me.
Here are a few travel quotes that I have found meaning in over the last couple of years:
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life-Michael Palin
The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home-Freya Stark
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page-Augustine of Hippo
Travel does not exist without home. If we never return to the place we started, we would just be wandering, lost. Home is a reflecting surface, a place to measure our growth and enrich us after being infused with the outside world-Josh Gates