Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunshine on my shoulders - Journeys of Discovery

For many years travel was a huge part of my life. It brought me to far flung corners of the globe, opened up the world to me and made me think about The Big Questions of Life, rather than 'I wonder if my email signature looks ok in that font'.

Travel is something I still get excited about. Whether it's harking back to my days on the road with a backpack that weighed more than I did, reading other people's stories of living in a Kibbutz, hearing that someone's son \ sister \ friend \ granny is ditching their life to head off on an adventure, or planning that never to happen road trip with the kids across Australia - it always gives me the same little tingle of rebellion.

It's inevitably about more than simply visiting a new country though, it's about making the most of life, seeing the world, meeting interesting people, immersing yourself in a different culture... it's about food and drink and sunshine and laughter and risks and open roads and feeling free.

At best hitting the road is a marrow sucking 'fuck it' to The Machine, at worst it's a forever remembered life lesson.


I didn't want to lose all my travels to my fading memory (thanks for that Byron Bay), so I've decided that I'm going to start noting them down here. If you'd like to share a travelling story too let me know. Or use #journeysofdiscovery so that I can find them.

As someone wiser and not me said - "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us"

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