The word Wanderlust means, “A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.” It is one of many words that personally describe me. Susan Sontag once said, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” When people ask about my huge interest in traveling I always consider the question to be a deep one, but I gladly answer. I want to get out for I have an insane calling to be where I’m not.
And when I say I want to travel I don’t mean I want to stay in resorts and go on tours with tour guides or buy key-chains from souvenir shops. I have no plan to be a tourist. When I say I want to travel, I mean I want to explore another country and become apart of it! I want to discover small coffee shops in France, Italy, and Germany. I want to walk on the beaches in Australia and explore the bookstores and castles in England. I want to hike the Great Wall Of China and go cliff diving in Hawaii! I want to meet people who are not like me, but people who I can like all the same. I want to take pictures of people and things I see! I want my mind to be in constant awe of life on Earth. I want to see things with new eyes.
I want to be able to look at a map and remember all the places I’ve been to and how they have transformed me, by the place, the people and the culture! I want to come home and realize that I have not come home whole, but I have left a piece of my heart in another place. This, I personally think, is what is at the Heart of Adventure. And I plan to make my life one.