Travel is something that’s deeply personal. Setting out on the open road to discover new places teaches you something about yourself and those you travel with. While you’re looking out at the world around you, you’re also looking deep within.
Solo travel, especially, is illuminating. Without someone else to rely on and make happy, you can do exactly what you want, at your exact pace, in the very specific way you want it done. When you’re not engrossed in conversation, an observant walk through a city street can be fascinating. A morning meditation in the desert will open your eyes in new and fulfilling ways. An afternoon by the water spent soaking in its vital energy can renew your spirit.
Those of us who are wired to seek out new places and new experiences live in an interesting space. We’re always looking for the next thing, but we can also be deeply satisfied anywhere we are, knowing that wherever that is, we’ll find what’s special about the place and use that as a mirror for self-reflection. That journey isn’t just about travel. It’s a road to self-improvement, to personal enlightenment, to finding a place within where you don’t just know what your needs are, you’re comfortable fulfilling them yourself.
Whether you’re traveling on a cross-country road trip, visiting a new city for the first time, or camping out in your backyard, it's about seeing the world with new eyes, and seeing yourself the same way: as someone to discover, who is vast and fascinating, and who is never the exact same person twice.