Can Travel Get Redundant? Your Thoughts…
Published on April 06, 2011
As someone who hit the road 17 years ago and hasn't had a permanent address since, travel is also a state of mind. What I love about returning to my own country is that I also get to experience it as a visitor, to see NZ through the eyes of someone else.
"A traveler without observation is a bird without wings."
Some good food for thought here. Having a travel mindset everyday of your life is the ultimate goal, no matter your locale or how difficult it can be. preaching to the choir, I suppose...
I haven't yet been a long time traveler but I can imagine that at some point you get over-stimulated by all the new sights, sounds and tastes. Maybe you begin to appreciate them less as you know you will discover another new thing just around the corner or at least a couple of days later.
Actually come to think of it - when I was inter railing through Italy for a month I got a bit "Oh...another amazing church. Cool." You spoil your senses by traveling so it's up to you to stay grounded, stay appreciative and curious
It is all in your eyes. Walking down the same city street every day can be a new experience each time if you really look carefully--notice the cat sunning on a windowsill, the freshly swept stoop, or the Spring weeds poking through the cracks in the sidewalk. We often neglect to notice the uniqueness of what is right around us. Many think the exotic is only to be found in far-away places. I maintain there are wonderful treasures all around us if we just use fresh eyes.