I recently got back from a two week trip to Thailand and instead of bombarding this post with a play by play of my adventures, I have decided to talk about some research. This is by no means hard facts kind of research; however, the more I wander I find that there are commonalities in people that travel the world.
You travel because you have a profound desire to find goodness in the world. Some of the people I met have travelled the world with me. No matter where we go, that first trip to Ireland is still the most memorable and emotional trip we had together. I had to wonder why? What was it about those 7 days in Ireland? I did some data collection of my own and found that we all blindly followed that common desire within us.
When we booked that trip, we desperately craved an intense encounter with grace. The kind that only comes when you are in a big, beautiful world outside of your own. We were all in a place in our lives where we needed to see the world differently.
If this tiny bit of research represents anything I hope you take away this:
Whatever propels you to travel, do not question the hunger within yourself.
When you follow it, it’ll be too late.
You will forever seek out the experience and knowledge you gained because traveling will transform you. You will have revelations of understanding about yourself. You and the world you live in will blossom with possibilities.
If you are a world traveler, follow your desire to find the goodness in this world and in yourself. Your wallet may be a little empty, but I promise that your passport and your soul will be full.