Flying over New York City, while traveling to Denver, Colorado.
Rather than writing about a recent vacation, I?ve decided to write about why I travel and how I?ve grown from my experiences. I hope this answers questions and inspires those that are sitting where I was just a few years ago.
After living in a rustic, small town for the past 18 years, I was craving change and adventure. Four years later, a senior at UNC Charlotte, I?ve traveled to more places during college than the first two decades of my life.
Traveling has not only been something that I do, but it has been something that has become a part of me. I have this passion to travel. I haven?t been across the globe or to every continent; but, I?ve had my share of travel and it?s only the beginning. When I get stuck on a consistent routine, I get an itch to pack up my bags and go somewhere spontaneous. Whether it?s by car or plane, there isn?t anything more exciting than traveling to make new experiences and memories that will last forever.
There are countless reasons why I am passionate about traveling:
Meeting people from all over the world is the most rewarding part about traveling. The conversations will build knowledge and may lead to bigger opportunities. Networking is becoming a powerful tool and communication is valuable for travelers craving new experiences.
Chef?s seafood special from Fleet Landing Restaurant and Bar located in Charleston, SC.
The taste of an authentic dish from a different part of the world is both scary and exhilarating. For me, I enjoy tasting unique foods and some of the best meals I?ve had have been from places I typically would not consider.
Exposure to new environments is fulfilling and educational. Traveling takes me out of my comfort zone and it allows me to communicate to natives with different religious beliefs, cultures and ethnicities.
The picturesque landscapes enhance every travelers experience. I enjoy taking photos and when I travel, I try to capture the natural beauty of the place I am visiting. I like sharing my photos to help bring my story to life and after getting the perfect shot, I quickly turn to my notebook to check another breathtaking site off my bucket list.
The Chance To Build Character
I?ve become a better person because of traveling. Traveling requires a test of character and I have the ability to respond in any given situation maturely. I?ve grown to appreciate where I come from because my home is what makes me who I am today. My passion for traveling has made me more humble, modest, and I have different perceptions on the world.
From traveling, I have automatically become a naturally curious being. I see myself as more than a traveler, I am a tourist, an explorer, a backpacker and an adventurer. I am more aware of my surroundings and have developed strong communication skills, based on personal encounters I?ve had during my travels. Traveling keeps me young, interested and interesting to others looking for travel inspiration. Once committed, traveling gives exposure to new places, new types of people and different ways of living. If I can offer any advice, my advice would be to go wherever your passion takes you. Luckily for me, my passion takes me exactly where I want to go and has opened many doors along the way, literally.