It’s bonus day, dudes. I’m serving up not one, but two Ten Things lists today. Hauling ourselves all over creation for the last couple of weeks has really got me thinking about travel and what it all means. Why do we travel, are there more noble reasons for traveling than others, how to be good at it, and on and on. So today, two lists: what I love about traveling and what I loathe about traveling. Let’s do it.
Ten Things I Love about Traveling
Experiencing a new culture.
Being out of my comfort zone.
Trying and learning bits of a new language.
Observing locals doing everyday things.
Seeing sights I’ve only ever seen in photos.
Finding things that are off the beaten path.
The reality check it provides – the world is more than just you and where you live.
Meeting people who are kind to travelers.
Trying something new and loving it.
Taking tons of photos.
Ten Things I Don’t Love about Traveling
The language barrier, when it presents a problem.
Taking a chance on a new food when it ends up being gross.
Sometimes feeling like I’m imposing myself on another culture.
The whole money exchange thing.
Lack of cell phone abroad.
Looking like a tourist.
What about you? What do you love about a new place, and what always bums you out? I’d love to know. xoxo