One of our favorite things about Summer is the opportunity travel, to adventure to new cities, try new things and meet new people.
When we’re traveling, we have the opportunity to learn about places and people, but also about ourselves. When we’re free of our laptops and work schedules, our regular bars and coffee shops, who are we?
When we cut loose from our day-to-day, who do we have the freedom to be?
Some of us become adventurers, others beachbums. Some splurge out on fancy dinners and hotels, others enjoy the simple life. Travel is a time for the parts of ourselves that don’t get a lot of attention in the everyday.
Journeys to new places require us to expand. When we’re somewhere new, we’re vulnerable. We may not know the language or the landscape; we may find ourselves lost or alone. But in this situation, our vulnerability is our asset. It opens us up: we ask people for directions, we sit in coffee shops cell-phone-free, we take time to wander…