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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Why Travel is not just a want BUT a need

Travel is not just a want BUT a needBefore, I felt guilty exploring places I want since it entails of spending money. I have this notion that you need to be financially stable first before traveling. As I get older I've realized that you still can travel without spending too much. The world wide web was evolving and I am amazed at how simple and easy it was to accomplish many things through it.

Without further ado  here are my Top Reasons why Traveling is not just a want but a Need:

1. Firstly, Travel is essential to our temple. Reading through the Bible, I've realized that people do also travel in biblical times.  Whatever these people were and however varied their lives and wealth through the centuries, surely they were NOT inclined to stay put. This just proves to me that  certain amount of travel was essential.

When you go to different places, You've learned different culture, meet different people, different beliefs nevertheless it teaches you to look deeper into a person and see their true spirit, what drives them, and who they are, rather than just looking at their outside person. 

Talk to strangers even though your mother told you not to ^_^. You never know who you'll meet or what genius they might impart : ). Me with Mauban locals :).

2. Secondly, You get to escape your everyday existence, and while hopefully your everyday existence is a pretty happy and satisfying thing, being able to get away from it only amplifies your appreciation for it when you get back.

It's gonna put you in places that will force you to care for issues that are bigger than you. If you go on mountain climbing or travel to some isolated part of the philippines you'll surely be amazed how the local kids were able to survive with their schooling. All grade levels are placed in one classroom, many students have to walk miles to get to school every day some even need to cross the river just to get to school.
Local Students of Mongoto Elementary School

Mongoto Elementary School, One-room School. Single teacher teach basic academics to several grade levels of 
elementary-age boys and girls.  And students walked miles and miles just to get to school. *updated as of May 2011

3. Thirdly, it fires up your creative impulses. In an unfamiliar situation, you’re forced to use your brain in new ways, which results in you being more inventive and experimental than ever!

Since we do not know how to react in an uncertain stuation we normally fear that unknown. Travelling is not just being a tourist itself it’s about experiencing true risk and adventure so you don’t have to live in fear for the rest of your life. You should take the time to see the world and taste the fullness of life.

White, powdery sand of Calaguas

It's all really fear of change
that comes naturally since we do not know how to react when that unknown situation comes in.
Embarking Calaguas Island with my three good-friends was one of those liberating experience ever! Scary, yes it is! The thought of were only four on that island, no electricity, frighthens us,  the roar of the sea plus those small gust of wind on midnight terrifies us, yet the moon plus the stars hang bright above, silent, give us a full assurance. :)
4. Lastly, it’s an excellent way to get some perspective on your life — and remind yourself that there is a big, big world outside your little bubble! *wink

Get to know the world and the magnificent people that fill it. I can describe the turquoise water and powdery sand of Calaguas to you, but you really have to see it for yourself to experience it. You can read all the blogs in the web about Mt. Timbak and the mystical river of Cagbalete  but being there is a different story.

The world is a stunning place, its full of wonder and excitement.. See it..Explore it..  : )

Superman Ride, Tree Top Adventure Subic

1 comment:

  1. We all need to go out every now and then. Traveling erases the stress from our everyday work, plus it serves as a good bonding time with freinds and families... More travels for us!!!


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