Like a person on a Paleo diet whose heart sweats when they see pasta, or like a social drinker checking his watch every minute looking forward to happy hour, I am craving certain travels. Like a wine lover, remembering the flavor of those instants when life was perfect while drinking the perfect juice from grapes, or like a sexual human being, anticipating that moment of ecstasy when everything stops, I am craving certain travels!
I believe that travel is a must for everybody in earth, for how would we get to understand people and our planet and regions without knowing them in person, without putting our feet in their soil? I also believe that certain travels transform you, healing you, changing you forever, adding to your soul so that you see the world from many different experiences and literally from many points of view.
The questions are: How? and When? -because the Where? is self-explanatory. Anywhere! Sadly, I have not traveled in one year; not far away, not close, consumed with my challenges. But the desire is still strong inside my heart, patiently waiting for me to pack, and just go. Just thinking about it, I feel that I have reasons to live and believe. Just doing it, going into certain travels where money or hotels or time or plans matter very little, has proven a reason for me to live and believe in beauty.
Travel is a right and a privilege. I believe that travel empowers you even if it takes you away from other goals, like eating pasta takes you away from losing weight, or going to many happy hours on the same work-week may distract you from your career goals. Certain travels, out of the tourist path add to your well-being, to your health, to your life, like a daily glass of wine does to the heart, or like, when it actually happens, the love-making of a certain type does to your soul.
Content and photo by Lupita Peimbert.