Exactly a week has gone by since the end to our incredible journey through Bhutan. I hope those of you who were there have continued to reflect and have begun to share your experiences with family and friends. The trip sits at the top of my list of amazing experiences abroad. I returned inspired and intrigued and even more passionate about traveling and experiencing other cultures.
Since our trip, I’ve had the opportunity to read a wonderful piece of writing by the British essayist Pico Iyer called “Why We Travel”. In the essay, Pico describes the exuberance one feels as he or she makes their way around the world, be it exploring wonderfully unusual places or celebrating random friendships struck up while on the road. Wanderlust is highly comparable to falling in love, and the further you travel, the deeper that love grows.
“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.”
“Why We Travel” can be found in its entirety here. To learn more about about Mr. Iyer, you can visit the Facebook page set up by his publisher at https://www.facebook.com/PicoIyer.