Why we travel? We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel for the unknown that reveals you with yourself. The beauty of this whole process was best described by George Santayana in his lapidary essay The Philosophy of Travel. “We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what.”
Travel is a challenge. We enjoy starting over fresh and reinventing ourselves. We travel because it makes us feel alive.
And we travel, in essence, to become young again, to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more. Travel keeps you young. It does this by simply putting you in situations that make you feel like a child again. Everything is new again. So travel, at heart, is just a quick way to keep our minds mobile and awake. As Santayana wrote, “There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.” Traveling has a unique way of making you feel alive and appreciate life. It ignites your gratitude towards life. It creates a sense of happiness. All we know is that traveling makes us happy and isn’t that what life is all about?
Travel light, everything you may need is here.
And when it’s time to leave, you will then take much more with you. Exquisite summer memories, images of rare beauty, some of the most enriching and fulfilling moments you have ever experienced, unique flavors, new friends and an irresistible yearning; to come back soon…We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place. We stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. We travel to ourselves when we visit a place…