Saturday, June 22, 2013

Armchair traveling

I have never wanted to travel - something many of my friends think is absolutely crazy. But personally, flying makes me sick, driving is tedious, and being away from home for long periods of times makes me sad. 

However, I recently came across the phrase "armchair traveler" which I think describes me perfectly. I love reading my friends blogs. When Travis was in Chile, I loved his blog updates, and Hannah's Oman blog, while sporadic, is really cute and consistent with her personality. I also read travel books, which right now means "Bella Tuscany" by Frances Mayes. I enjoy reading about other people's adventures, but I'm not brave enough to have adventures of my own.

I know people say travel is how they can experience other cultures, but I respectfully think that you don't need to travel somewhere else to experience and respect other cultures.

Now, I know most of my readers are the traveling type, so here are some questions for you to comment on:
1. Where is the one place you think everyone should go?
2. Why are you drawn to travel?
3. How do you contribute towards "armchair travelers"?

Also, this month marks five years of my rambling thoughts bring written down on this blog. Momentous! I know I haven't been around much in 2013 so I'll try to keep posting over the summer. Stay cool :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ooh I'll play!

1. I don't think there is any one such place. It's about the people and about perspective. I could tell you my favourite places, or the places that I think are the awesomest, but I don't think I can boil that down to a single place that I think everyone should go. Actually, having visited some of the so-called 'wonders of the world', if there were such a place, I'd stay as far away as possible! Too many crowds!!

2. Ironically, I don't really love traveling all that much. I do it for the people I love who are scattered around the world, and for the work I love to do, not for the travel itself. In fact, I agree with you about flying and driving. But, I do like long flights and long layovers which give me quality introvert time to watch countless hours of TV and not feel guilty, or to write and write and write. I love seeing the beauty of different places and being amazed at God's creation. And I love different types of food. So there are some perks.

3. Culturtwined is my little attempt :)