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As you can likely imagine, this version of traveling was nothing like that. Everything took four times as long.
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A few years ago, an article written by a former palliative care nurse named Bronnie Ware went viral. She wrote about the Top 5 Regrets of the Dying as discovered throughout her time working with terminally ill patients. The words struck a chord with people all over the world, including us here at Travelher.org. We are so honoured that she took the time to answer a few questions on this subject as it relates to travel.
Swimming in every ocean is on my bucketlist and living by the sea has been my dream since I can remember.
Home - A place your feet may leave but your heart will always be.
Most people either haven’t visited Canada and therefore have no idea where that is, or they’ve been to Canada but only touched down in British Columbia and/or urban Ontario. It is rare to meet anyone that visits the prairies by choice...
I know that hundreds of thousands of people go through break ups every day but as naive as this sounds, I did not expect this to happen to me. Not at this point in my life, not with this guy, the one I thought I would spend my future with.
When we decided to tour the South Island in New Zealand last month, we only faced one question: car vs. campervan?
"This is called my ‘whale of a good time’ zone and I want you to be part of it."
"Throughout the next few days I would encounter no less than 6 bears while hiking through the park."
I’m sharing this story because I know, as travel lovers, we are all familiar with the ticking clock. We count down the hours until our next trip – and then we will time to slow down when we’re enjoying the last moments of a holiday. We’re constantly obsessing about taking time off work, finding enough time for family, looking at flight times, train times, bus times. Time, time, time.
"Only 200 hikers per day are permitted to walk the Inca Trail. We’d hiked 39 kms to reach this point, there was no rush. Machu Picchu was built in the 15th Century, it would continue to wait patiently for us to arrive."
"Always and without fail however, once I arrive there, I think to myself 'what if I had actually listened to that negative voice?'"
After living abroad for seven years, I recently returned home to the beautiful city of Cologne (spelt Köln in German). I once took my hometown for granted, thinking it’s stunning architecture and historical landmarks were ‘normal’. Now I see Cologne through travelers eyes - and there is so much to see and do.
Looking for some new accounts to follow on Insta? Here are 6 of our favourites. Warning: wanderlust will follow.
Travel means different things to different people. To me, it’s inextricably linked with storytelling. Every trip is full of interesting characters and plotlines - my imagination is free to run wild. I imagine what it must be like to live in each place I visit, reminisce about the stories of my past, and daydream about the possibilities of the future.
Reading was my first great love in life. Long before I boarded my first plane, I was enthralled by the idea of faraway places. I spent my childhood in quiet corners between the pages of a good book - much to the disappointment of my younger sister, who was always begging me to play tag or catch. Didn’t she know what adventures I was having?
If you’ve ever packed up and left home for more than a holiday, you might have experienced a sudden feeling of grief triggered by a million things you miss… even things you never thought you would.
Are you a travel quote addict like me? Do you spend hours scrolling through inspirational quotes on Pinterest, Instagram, and wherever else you can find them? Does it fill your soul with instant wanderlust?
“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
“As we walked the canals and cobbled streets for the first time, we had a strong sense of nostalgia. A familiarity with this new place that made it feel like an old friend and not a stranger.”
That’s what happens when you have itchy feet – you’re always looking for the next adventure. With one foot out the door, you don’t really have patience for anywhere that doesn’t keep your interest.
"If you love travelling, you'll be spending a lot of time in airports. Might as well make it enjoyable!"
"Nobody wants to be 'that guy' that demands that everything be the same as they can expect back in their home town of Tennessee, but there’s also the flip side."