Why really? The journey is in the blood of man. I’m alive, will travel. I will go on a private or very public holiday.
Seeing is believing
You have seen the seven wonders of the world in photographs and videos numerous times. No one could blame you for the boredom that broke out after a while. You might not be exactly eager to get on Cripple Creek with The Band for the company on YouTube after a couple of thousand times but wouldn’t you die to be at their live show? This is the journey: a live show! This is a private vacation you can get. Standing in front of the Pyramid of Cheops and feeling the euphoria is not the same as the long videos broadcast by the BBC or something like that.
The atmosphere in your living room can never be compared to the very presence of the Taj Mahal or the Great Wall of China which extends into the void on the horizon. Created by man or designed by nature, to see something first hand is what travel is all about. Don’t forget it’s the pleasure of savoring the authentic local food, whether you eat it at the street vendor where the sky is the roof or in a luxury restaurant where the price goes through the roof. Private or group vacation, you can enjoy the journey the way you choose to eat in the way you prefer.
Nostalgia as a catalyst
Wanting days away is more than a feeling. More like falling in love. You can fall in love whenever you see a beautiful girl. Going back in time to remember events and places is a sweet way to pass the time. What would happen if you could actually go back to that place, even if not in real time? Time machines may not be there for you to take a trip but for now, you can take a bus or something to get back to the place you love.
Even a thread of grass that had been green a year ago when you first saw it, but turned the color of an orange, it can do something to you. Every place has its place in the heart. The courtyard of the house where you grew up but no longer alive, the hill where you and your friends stole a smoke, everything has a million dollar memory. You’re really lucky that you don’t have to spend so much. Travel costs are all you need for a very private vacation of this type.
Some of the world’s famous travelers have left their experience in the books they wrote. Reading their stories ignites the passion of an inexperienced traveler to seriously start thinking about packing his bag and being on his way. In recent times, the travel praise of Professor George Santayana of Harvard should have inspired thousands of people to embark on a journey.
Sea, the rival of the earth
The expanse of the sea, for countless men living on the earth, is an attraction like no other. Walking on the bridge of the promenade with the fresh breeze that caresses all your anatomy with the evening sun shining on the blue sea and making it golden is what heaven is all about. Every man, woman and child turns into a true blue sailor during navigation. Why not? Aren’t sailors good people?
Get away from it all
No one except the Beatles can have an eight-day week but the work you do for 5 days in a week makes you feel like you have an eight-day week. You want to take the road not traveled so far in places where no man has gone before. You don’t have to worry about travel statistics to know that the journey around the world increases significantly, whether it’s a private vacation or a vacation undertaken with all relatives and friends.
So why do we travel?