Travel stories change what matters to us
“Like water slowly cracking rock, stories begin to change what matters to us.”
I believe I have found the reason behind my burning desire to travel the world.
In a comment on the PanAmericans blog we recently talked about how it’s so easy nowadays to reach out to the world without traveling. But to really understand our fabulous world we need stories, real stories. Stories that give us examples on how to live, stories about cultures that we need to understand, stories about fun that we need to make, stories about the challenges that will face us and the lessons we can learn from history.
There are many reasons for people to travel, but for me, story gathering is the undisputable No. 1. I’m not talking stories like comparing the cheapest hotels, but real stories. Real stories that make you wonder, stories that make you want to dig deeper into a yet unknown part of our world.
My blog is a collection of travel stories and I sincerely hope it will evolve into a vivid travelogue with genuine descriptions of places and experiences. This blog will hopefully comfort your soul if you’re afraid to test your travel wings. A collection of passionate stories that will inspire you to visit places that maybe were not yet on your travel top ten list. I am sure all these destinations will provide you with new life-enriching stories.
This is also the reason why we take our children along. We believe travel stories are one of the most important life lessons they can get. These travels are our gift to them.
I want to inspire you to crush that travel fear you might have, and start collecting stories. I can honestly say that the stories of my travels have changed what matters to me, because they taught me what is really important in life. It is not having the biggest car or TV-set, no way. It is all about people, serendipity, fun and cultural differences. The world is an amazing place, a gift waiting to be unwrapped by you.
I challenge you to come with me, sit around the digital fire and tell stories. Are you with me? OK, start with telling me a travel story that changed your life. You can share it in the comment section below but I also want to provide the opportunity of guest posting. Come sit with us around the fire…