Have you ever thought about living without a map? Have you experienced navigating the world with two suitcases? Buying a plane ticket with no return? These and many more questions exist as a way of life, where today is the only important thing because you can have breakfast in Spain, lunch in London and dinner in Montreal.
There are no boundaries in your imagination or your desires and there should be no boundaries in your reality. Because you deserve it. Because “later” can -and usually is- “never”. Because the time is now. Because sometimes your profession or trade does not fulfill you or satisfy your deepest longings.
Because the world is bigger, more beautiful, more generous and more supportive than we are led to believe. Because the cultures that inhabit it are exceptional, unique and you have to know them to understand them and understand yourself better. Because traveling is an exercise in tolerance, patience, audacity and perspicacity.
Because traveling gives you wings, provides you with freedom, gives you energy, fills you with new ideas and fosters your imagination, diversifies the perspective with which you usually look at your world and opens new doors. Because traveling is learning and making mistakes – and vice versa. Traveling frees you from ties: physical, mental, ideological, spiritual, religious, political and social. Because traveling helps you recover the curious and naïve look of the child you once were.
Put your life in two suitcases and fly as high as your wings will take you. You have nothing to lose because nothing is eternal in this life and the fear of leaving everything behind is not as important as making a drastic change of habit and repetition; getting up every day in a different place, making concessions with food, forms of transportation, schedules.
To live happily and travel you don’t need much more than the will to do it and face the plurality of the now more than ever. Traveling gives you the unique option of being spontaneous and analyzing the situations in which you find yourself from new perspectives.
Travel should become a compulsory university subject, to learn about other cultures, to discover other ways of looking at and facing your reality.
Traveling only knows the PRESENT verb tense and is experienced with the 5 senses.
Wishes should not remain only in dreams…