Life is good and I have been fortunate enough to have been to and experienced some great places. Whether it was salmon fishing in Alaska, walking the tulip fields in Holland or sipping wine on a veranda in Paris. I share with you some of the places I have had the advantage of seeing and experiencing in my life.
I’ve spent a lot of time looking back on the places I have traveled been fortunate enough to see. Many, I would like to revisit as I have so many fond memories. But the reality is the world is a big place and there are so many new places to see.
One of the things I enjoy about traveling and meeting new people, in addition to learning and experiencing their culture, is getting to hear their story. To learn of the places they have seen and feel others should see. It is one thing to read about somewhere in a magazine or travel brochure, however it is completely different to experience it through the eyes and stories of someone who is passionate about it.
As you may know, I live in what I feel is one of the most beautiful places in the US. I am 15 minutes from the gate into Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Mountains range. As I am typing this I look out my window at the mountain across from me. It’s the same window I watch the deer through in the evening.
People ask me why you would want to leave or go through the hassle of traveling. By the mere question, I know they have never had the opportunity to get out and experience what the world has to offer. I pause and reflect; then politely tell them until you have done it you can’t understand the reasons.
I may never get to see all of the places I want to, but one thing I am confident in saying is, I am going to give it the best damn shot I can! You see, I have settled for the norm once and wasn’t happy or fulfilled by it. Now I am at a point I am re-energized and driven to explore, and I hope that I will never lose that drive again!