“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
Inspiration can come from many things. It is what motivates us, it is that spark of creativity, it is our stimulation to action. My husband doesn’t understand my need for traveling to foreign countries, especially developing countries in the East. He is more interested in visiting new places locally, to enjoy a different scenery or a particular activity or event. While traveling is certainly fun for that reason, my own inspiration for travel is sparked by culture. Akin to a pilgrim, I’m on a spiritual journey to find my truth. Experiencing life in a different country, with a foreign language and culture opens not only my eyes but my intellect to the entire world full of possibilities!
Other inspirations for travel include escaping from the humdrum of everyday life, learning a new language, exploring historical sites, sampling local foods, climbing mountains, attending a festival, searching ancestral roots, and the list could go on & on. So, what is your travel inspiration?