Traveling is one of the most thrilling things we can do with our lives. Some people don't get it, but we do. 1. Experiences > Things
If we had to choose between an enormous mansion complete with a butler and a designer wardrobe versus a life of traveling everywhere to exotic places, we'd choose the latter every time.
Life gets boring when you spend all your money on material things that lose their excitement easily. Actually living and creating memories last forever.
2. We're always planning the next trip.
...even if we're on our current one. There are so many places to see in the world and so little time on this earth to explore it.
3. We want to go everywhere.
Some travelers make it their life goal to see every country in the entire world. Even if that's not a goal for everyone, you can bet destinations that aren't on the list for your average person are on ours: Romania? Yes! Malta? Absolutely! Namibia? That would be awesome. Mongolia? Why not!
4. If we're not traveling, we're daydreaming about it.
Whether it comes in the form of reading travel books or "exploring" somewhere via Google Street View, it's always on our minds. We constantly talk about travel and the cool places we've been and want to go - to the point where it slightly annoys our friends.
5. We've learned so much through traveling.
Travel has allowed us to learn so much more than by simply reading a book or hearing about someone else's tales. We experience different places firsthand. We interact with people from other cultures in person. This is perhaps the best way to know the world. And every time we are able to bring back that learning and let it change us.
6. Eating different cuisines at restaurants will never be the same after eating it in its original country.
I love all the different cuisine options you can find in America. But Panda Express does not cut it - in fact, I don't think I'd ever be able to eat it again - after trying the real stuff in China. Same goes for Olive Garden which passes off as "Italian." When you've eaten the real deal, the Americanized versions just don't do it justice.
7. We encourage those with travel dreams to take the plunge.
Spread the travel love! It's a big, big world out there, and an incredible one at that. No matter how you do it, no matter where you go - it will be worth it. Trust us. Maybe there's that one place (or five) you can't stop dreaming about and it's time to throw out the excuses...if you never go, you'll never know.