Why Do I Travel?

“Have you asked yourself this question? Why do you travel or why do you want to travel? Is it to tick things off your bucket list? Do you want to get your passport full of stamps? Or is it simply to relax? I feel the “why” of travel is much more than crossing items off a bucket list.

The “Why” you want to travel the world is a very personal story. And yours will be different than mine and every other person.
Travel changed my life and help defined who I am today. Through travel, I have fulfilled many dreams, left my comfort zone many times, became more tolerant, met incredible people, learned lots, had fun and it adds excitement to my life. Travel has made me a better person.
I love the phrase: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” I travel for such moments.
So, why do I travel???….because I simply can’t stop.”   Written by colleague Carol Jaxheimer.
I might add, when I travel by myself I find the experience very empowering! Look what I did all by myself! And I did not get lost! Also when I travel I add to my knowledge as a travel advisor. This last trip to California had a huge learning curve. And of course international travel always does. So go learn or relax, check off the list or experience it again and travel.
P.S. New picture by Gail Huyge, my daughter in Patagonia, Chili.

About alwaysharriet

With thirty years experience in corporate and leisure travel consulting, Harriet Ahouse has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. An avid scuba diver, she understands the requirements of travelers both on land and in the water. On the European scene she has offered traditional and personalized travel itineraries throughout the continent--Italy, France, and England are some of her favorites. As a Virtuoso Agent, she also has extensive resources to enhance her expertise in designing individual destination travel itineraries--and honeymoons--worldwide!
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