Traveling the world is among the finest of investments one can make into the quality of their lives. Because not only does traveling to new regions of the world open your mind, but it allows you to see how others live, what they think, how they think, what they believe in, and where they’ve been and are going. But beyond the external experience, travel can take you places within yourself you never knew existed, including but not limited to simply how you think.
The natural world is a beautiful and sacred place, and when one has time to simply wander without a time limit or an obligation, the mind is freed to take in every sense, feeling, scent and detail, and through that experience, one grows and connects with that which we evolved from. Humans have greatly separated ourselves from the way of the natural world, and only over the past few hundred years have we strayed so far away that one might argue we’ve become aliens on our own planet. Modern lifestyles have us running ourselves ragged without a moment to breath and contemplate the meaning and truths of life, which has affected us in ways few seem to realize.
In modern cooking, new innovations are coming out all of the time, changing the way we prepare and cook our food, and sometimes even changing how we look at the way we eat. It’s an amazing time to be alive, especially when you can healthily fry food with hot air and with absolutely no oil. Ten years ago, if I would have said that, you all would have commented that I’ve gone ahead and lost my mind. But truth is, we’re living in a crazy time...
The life of a photographer isn’t all quick snaps and recognition. A photographer’s life is more about the moments in between the images, because it almost always takes ten times the work to achieve the quality of imagery that makes one of professional quality. You have to learn the gear, the lighting, the technicals, the post-production and beyond, and then you have to lug your gear around from place to place, and if you’re like me, you roam the wilderness for the best shot possible.
New technologies are always changing and ever evolving, and where some technologies make our life easier, others seem to complicate life. It was once thought that Facebook and cell phones would connect us and enrich our lives, and now it seems to have only done the opposite, splitting us apart, consuming our free time, and changing the way we socialize and interact with the world at large. And then there are other inventions that feel like no-brainers, because they truly do enrich our lives, without causing further negativities on our lifestyles and on our planet.
Few experiences in life are as life changing and inspiring as traveling the world. Seeing other worlds, other cultures, and ways of life drew my focus and expanded my mind and I’ve changed for the better because of all of the experiences and the people I’ve met along the way. Nothing compares to seeing a new land, where the light seems to shine differently, and the plants and flowers are different, the animals, and of course, the people.
There’s this deep sensation of wonder and beauty that comes with exploring new and seemingly endless worlds, and with each new taste, sight and sound, the flavors and colors of life paint my mind with rich memories that I’ll never forget. To me, travel is about taking it slow, living in the moment, and experiencing every new thing you can. Sure, you can head to the beach and roll around beneath the sun and call it travel, but to me, true authentic travel changes more about you than you thought possible. Personally, I travel to change for the better, to understand better, and to grow, rather than to stay the same. With that mindset, I’ve learned, comes a whole new world of expanding views, colors, lands, and tastes. And every moment is beautiful.
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