In the beginning of time man lived in the cave. It was a cozy place. Nice and warm from the fire. Dry and protected from the rain and the elements. Food was easily available and every now and then the cave-man got lucky with the cave-woman. Not to different from out living rooms today. We splurge around in our everyday luxury and shout at the tv while moaning about the taxes and how it always rains.
But what about beyond that? Beyond the living room and the cave. What lies there? Well for most part we are happy to conclude that it’s probably better than what we have but it’s to much of a bother to go after it. Most of us just accept what we have. The life we live, the job we have, the partner we’re together with, and very rarely do we give it a second thought that we could have something better.
That’s what drives us to travel. Something better. Something different. Something new. We’re the ones who ventured out of the cave and went “Hey wait a minute! This is awesome!” and then we never looked back. This will kick off my longterm travel and I aim to live by the famous travel quote from Mark twain:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark twain
So for all of you considering it. Do it. Take the plunge. Throw off the bowlines and take a peek outside the cave. Who knows, you might like it …