If you have been keeping up with my blog you will know that I recently went on my first road trip about a month ago. It was a fantastic spring break, but it also made me realize something special. Travel is not limited to crossing international borders. I am always thinking about where the next stamp on my passport will be from, but what if I instead traveled to destinations within my own country? Living in the United States, there is so much to see and do within the country that I had never thought much about before.
Don’t get me wrong, international travel is amazing, but it is not always an affordable or realistic option for everyone. Sometimes, a little travel within your own borders is enough to fuel that travel bug temporarily. It is so cool to be able to drive a few hours away and discover such a different location and lifestyle. The United States is such a large country that has so much to offer. There are mountains, beaches, national parks, festivals, big cities, lots of different food and music, and more.
Travel is not so much about where you are, it’s about exploration of yourself and a unique place and culture. It’s about opening yourself up to new experiences and trying different kinds of food or music for the first time. It’s about talking to the locals and hearing someone else’s story or meeting new friends. Travel is engaging in the moment and learning something you did not know before. You can travel across the world or to a neighboring city and still discover a fresh idea or viewpoint. Wherever you go, take advantage of the many possibilities that this world has to offer and don’t let those little moments slip away.