Many people have asked me what made me decide to travel the world? It’s a hard question.. I’ve traveled my entire life but couple of years ago I felt the need to see what’s out there and started to book flights more frequently. I took advantage of every college break or opportunity I had to travel. I started visiting friends in other colleges around the US and Europe. When college ended, I decided to take some time off. I didn’t want to work right away and felt like I needed to take some time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.
I started to plan my travels for that year. I visited a lot of amazing places, such as Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Colombia and much more. But it wasn’t until after my trip to Mexico that I decided to actually travel the world. And for that I have to thank my friend Juan Camilo for inspiring me to wander the world, learn about other cultures and find everything fascinating!
To become a world traveler you need someone to inspire you to see life at a different perspective. On my first day in Mexico, my friends would stare at a lake for hours and wouldn’t stop talking about how amazing it was. At first, I didn’t understand why my friends found this so fascinating. For me, it was just a lake. But after spending several days with them I started to see and feel what they meant. You know you’ve become a true world traveler when you start seeing everyday things extremely fascinating. And when you reach that state of mind, your perspective changes in many ways that will make every trip the most amazing trip of your life.
Traveling is not only about visiting the touristy places the internet told you to visit, is about learning the experience locals live on a daily basis. I started to feel this way when I imagined how my life would’ve been if I was born and raised in this place. And not a trip has passed that I don’t take a moment to analyze this.
I once had a travel buddy that said “Mmm.. I don’t think this is that great! It’s just a waterfall…” while visiting one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. That’s the moment I realized the difference between the people that travel just to say they’ve been there and the people that travel to take in and experience how amazing the world is.
Until next trip,