For many, travel is just a hobby. Most people take the ability to travel for granted. Yet, travel is so much more. During these hard times, traveling is looked in a negative light. However, I’m writing to spread light and hope for a better future.
When speaking with my grandparents, they always told me that they could had traveled more. You are full of life don’t let it go to waste. One of the most common things to do in someone’s bucketlist is to travel to a place. Why live a life of what could have been, when you can live a life of why not? Growing up that was my biggest fear. The fear of the unknown. Not knowing what could happen made me not want to take action.
I was stuck inside a mental box. Until, I had my first internatonal flight as an adult. I went to Panama and saw how wonderful the people were. Saw how different Latin America was than what is shown on television. The nature, the lakes, the canal and the skyscappers looked something from a dream. It opened my eyes to so many possibilities. Travel is the best teacher. You get to learn so much about the world, while living it. Once this global lockdown is over, I encourage you to travel and make your own memories. To me, living life is to make memories. When I get old, I will have amazing stories to tell to my kids and grandchildren. Hopefully, they will pass on thier amazing stories. Who knows, their travels might be to other planets! Remember to live your life because people everyday don’t have that choice. Regardless of what is going on, remember to smile. Be that light, you never know who you are helping out.
Of course, take care of yourself while traveling. It’s best to wear masks and gloves. Make sure to stay fit to keep the immune system strong.
Much love and stay healthy!