The Beauty of Travel

Repost from Nepal July 22nd 2016

The wonders of travel are endless. Smells, tastes, voices, laughter, mountains, rivers, they all stand strong in my memory of each place I have visited. There are nooks and crannies that will forever lie undiscovered, but the ones I have been gifted with, nestled themselves in my memory bank, and have sewn together the person I am today. 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

I have had my moments where I have been terrified to take a step forward, unsure of my path, nervous with where I am. However, it is the thrill of the unknown, the stimulation of each and every new step that carries you from one new place to another... That is the true magic of travel. 

With new places, come new faces. New laughs, new jokes, new friends. I've never met a lovelier bunch of humans than I have here in Nepal. So bright, full of life, abundant with energy. Their laughs travel for miles and resonate in your heart for a lifetime. 

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” –Robert Louis Stevenson