So it seems like every other day another person quits their job, sells their stuff and sets off to explore the world. Its the norm, right? What today’s generation aspires to? It’s as if it is the only way to see the world?
Well, not for me. And it doesn’t have to be for you either.
I LOVE the world – I’m a travel blogger, so that was probably a given – but I don’t really like the (mostly western) society that’s in it.
I don’t like our obsession with celebrity, our misconceived notion of beauty, our dependence on what ever is our drug of choice – be it technology, alcohol or something more illicit, and the availability of such vices. Then there is the big stuff: racism, violence, terrorism, (and, dare I say it?!) religion. I could go on, but I’m sure everyone has their own idea’s about what is wrong with society (if they think there is anything wrong at all!) But I am a firm believer that, whatever you think is the problem with 21st Century society – travel is the solution.
Now that’s a statement you wouldn’t expect from a newbie travel blogger.
But I did ‘stop’ in the traditional sense – in reverse from most travellers instead of dropping/selling everything, packing a bag and heading off – I collected my things from various points around the world and planted roots. I have stayed in one place for two years, worked full time and bought a house.
Am I the travel anti-Christ? Have I given up on the dream life for materialist gain? I hope not. But I’ll let you make up your own minds. Continue Reading