I haven’t seen much of the world. In all honesty, I haven’t even seen much of the US and I’ve lived here all my life (16 years and counting). But I love to travel, even if I don’t do it often.
All over Twitter and Instagram you see posts about traveling the world. That is something I can guarantee I want to do. If seeing amazing pictures of beautiful countries doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will.
There is something so wonderful about going to new places and experiencing new things. To me, travel is the key to living a successful life. Your life will be defined by the way you lived, and the memories you have. If you look back on your life and just see one country, one state, one town, have you really lived? In my opinion, no.
For as a wise man or woman once said, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
Out of the country, I’ve only been to one place: Poland. I have a ton of family there, so I visit often. But there are so many places I have yet to see. My goals for the end of high school are to have visited 25/50 states. I have been to 11 so far (so little, I know). Luckily, I will (hopefully) have my license soon, and that means many road trips!
I highly encourage you to travel as often as you can. I don’t always take the opportunities to travel, and I really regret that. If you can go anywhere, do it. You will learn so much and have so many stories to tell. It makes you see a whole new perspective, and give you a change in attitude.
So do not let life escape you, and use the world to its fullest potential. We were put on it for a reason.