The Lifetime travels
One of the beauties of travel is there are a hundred ways to do it, all with their own benefits. Some people travel for the weekends with their families, others travel on cruise ships, and some travel and never stop traveling. It takes a lot of strength and courage to travel this way, but once the travel bug hits some people they stop thinking about anything else. This is day one, and the first installment to the “Why WE Travel” week is brought to us from Caz Makepeace. I feel honoured to have her post for me. The places that her and her family have been, and the things that they’ve done, absolutely humbles me. I hope you enjoy her words as much as I did:
What does travel mean to me?
I suppose I could return serve that question with ‘Well what does your breath mean to you?’ The answer simply being, the act that enables you to live. To me they are one and the same. When I am not traveling, I feel like I am not living. It feels like I’m trying to suck water out of a straw that’s filled with holes. It just doesn’t work and the harder I suck the thinner the straw becomes, and the more my chest hurts.
Travel is the running to life; every step leading to a new adventure. Every day you evolve to become better than you were the day before. You keep moving, you keep changing, and you keep growing and this is what living truly is. Travel brings down the restrictive walls of your cultural upbringing, and allows you to get out of the box to expand your horizons. Not just a physical expansion but an inner expansion of your beliefs and character.
Travel helps you to live in the moment of now, a place of total joy and enthusiasm. When you live through these emotions you can only contribute positively to the health of the planet. It is in our experience that travelers are happier, friendlier, less stressed, more tolerant, more grateful, and more compassionate. Travel means a healthier me, a healthier you, and so therefore a healthier planet.
Caz Makepeace, has been living and traveling around the world for over 10 years, with her husband Craig, and now, daughter, Kalyra. Caz and Craig are all about the memories and living life out of the box. They share their insider tips and inspirational stories of backpacking, working abroad and world travel at their website.
You can follow their travels at: http://yTravelblog.com