Over the years of frequent travel, I’ve heard it all from people about our trips. I’ve heard “I don’t get why you only spend such short amount of times in places” and “you guys are crazy for packing so many destinations into one trip” and “you travel too much!” People always seem to tell us that we’re traveling either right or wrong, or that because we might travel differently than someone else, it’s just not the right way to do it. But here’s the thing I hope to impart to each and every person wanting to travel: there is no right or wrong way to travel! Everyone has a different way of seeing a destination or traveling how they want, everyone will do it differently and that’s the beauty of travel.
We tend to travel quickly and we don’t mind jumping on a plane just to spend a couple days somewhere but we also travel more deeply than most. I do a lot of research before hand and we see what we want, delve deep into a place and don’t waste time on what we don’t care about seeing. I also feel really deeply in general, which translates when we travel into really getting to know the “soul” of a place if you will. All of which is to say, our personalities work with how we travel – others might not and that’s totally ok.
The important thing is to travel how you want to travel, not how others might tell you to. Take advice, take lessons and then do it your way. Travel is about the experience, it’s about how you experience a place, no one else. Travel is only productive if it’s worthwhile for you, so do it your way and have the trip of a lifetime.