I have eaten dinner on the Rhine; watched the shadows fall upon the
mountains as I flew home from out West; chugged down the Most River in Moscow
in a boat; Skinny dipped in the Gulf of Mexico; watched Aurora
Borealis at midnight from the St. Petersburg sky; Watched life pass me by on
Alcatraz; slept on a boat in Amsterdam;
watched as the ocean was the only land mass below me on both a ship
and a plane; been deep in the belly of the Earth...
I would like to visit:
Tahiti, Argentina, Timbuktu, Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland (was here
for 3 hours), Ireland,
Australia, Italy (I was here!),
the Czech Republic (I was here!)
, China, Poland, Israel, Crete, Yemen and other exotic
In the states I have been to: Washington D.C., Cincinnati, Toledo,
Cleveland, Montpelier, Burlington, Chicago, Rochester, Atlanta, St. Louis, New
Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angles, Cherokee, Nashville, Memphis,
Orlando, Mobile, Biloxi, Lexington (MA and KY), Boston, Dallas, Austin,
Panama City Beach, Destin, Ponce de Leon, Detroit, Buffalo, Columbus,
Hackensack, Newark, New York City, Williamsburg,
The Senventh Circle of Hell...
You get the point. I like traveling because I like change, even if it
was just for a night. Although I live in one of the most beautiful states
in the country, I feel that familiarity definitely breeds contempt (forgot
who said that) and always like the challenge of being in a new and
different place. Besides, when you travel, your outlook on life changes and
you become more open to your surroundings.
Especially if you travel alone and live in you destination for a little
while. I feel that when you travel alone, where ever you are seeps into
you consciousness and makes you more aware of what life is all about,
which is different things to different people, but for me, life is about
experiencing what surrounds you, the earth, sun and moon, bugs, the smell
of dew, sunshine on your skin, the taste of a freshly made pastry, the
caress of a hand across a bare shoulder...