Since I started traveling relentlessly for the past few years, my friends, family, and everyone else started asking me that why do people travel so much, what did I do for six months in Chile traveling alone, what did I see, how did I feel in a country where I couldn’t even speak the language, how did I manage to travel for so long, and how did my family react?
They say that I am lucky that I get to travel so much.
I smile. I lecture everybody that they can travel, too. I ask them that why don’t they take a sabbatical and go? I elaborate on why traveling is important even though no one might be listening.
People laugh. They shake their heads as if I had asked them to do the impossible. They say it is not easy. What would their parents say? Their boss won’t allow. They are settled with their partner. Traveling would be too expensive.
They think these are unique problems. And they don’t get that why do people travel so much.
As I travel a lot myself, I understand why people leave their homes and travel around the world. In this poetic essay, I will tell you why do I travel and why traveling is important.