My Travel Philosophy

I wrote this at the start of my trip out of frustration. This explains my travel philosophy better than anything else:

I’m not a backpacker. I want more than to see the sights I want more than to eat the food I want more. I want to live a different culture. I want to feel it. I want to know it. Travel isn’t enough it will never be enough. I will always want more, I will have to go back, I will have to see this town and that town. I want to know the history. I want to know how the world works. I want to be a better person and travel does that for me. I want to challenge myself with a new goal everyday and gain a sense of accomplishment. I want to trust people. I want to be sociable. I want to be the best me I can be. I can do that if I let the fear go away. I know I’ll be fine, but I fear anyways.

I need to do my own thing. I want to travel the world…slowly. I might not see every continent in a year, but I will see more of the places I've been than the average backpacker. I don’t have the deadline that restricts others. What if I lived in a place for a few years? I have no family, I have no kids, I have no debt. Most people have a deadline. When they travel they are sprinting and they get burnt out. I can do better I can do way better than that. I am a distance runner I may not be the fastest, but I can go the longest. I will do this because I want to. If it doesn’t work the only thing I’ll lose...the only thing I'll lose is... Nothing. I can always go back, but I don’t want to. I will force myself to be better. I have a dream and that dream is to travel the world it has been ever since the day I went to Disney World. When I saw Epcot, they(my parents) just couldn’t keep me out until I had seen it all or so I thought...