Wanderlust is the strong desire to travel the world. A desire I know too well. It courses through my veins, fills my dreams and leaves me longing for places I’ve never been and people I’ve never met. And once you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, there’s no going back.
There are few things in life, like travel, that can dramatically turn your perception of the world and of yourself upside down and inside out. It gets inside you and unravels everything you thought you knew. Your world, as you know it, will never be the same.
History will come to life through the rubble of ancient ruins and the old, worn down streets of cities. Opposing cultures will force you to take a look at your own culture, beliefs and lifestyle. The struggles in other nations will open your eyes to the things you take for granted and the insignificance of many things that you once held so dear. You’ll gain an appreciation for the diversity across the globe. And each experience will help you evolve into a well-rounded and knowledgeable human being.
So don’t try to fight your wanderlust. Give in to it every once in a while. Take a journey. Have an adventure. And learn a little bit about yourself in the process.