It’s not so much about the good days of traveling that everyone talks about that helps you grow as a person.
Don’t get scared by the words Zika Virus, Malaria, or Yellow Fever. Instead, figure out how to avoid them, and talk to your doctors.
One thing I try to remind myself is that anyone else learning a foreign language, or living in a foreign country, has felt this way that I feel: Dumb, confused, and frustrated. You just need to keep your chin up and carry on.
It’s impossible to get rid of the travel bug once you start. You realize how big the world is and how many places you must see before you die. Like any addiction, it is difficult to overcome.
You will meet people that will condescend you and try to limit your ability to do much more but please remember that you are a soul destined for greatness and that you do not deserve anything lesser than that.
You can start fresh. When you leave everything behind, you also leave the old version of yourself in the past. You have the opportunity to start all over again and live your life differently.
Determine the difference between what you need, and what you want.
To have fun overseas while my family is hard at work. It’s the kind of homesickness that doesn’t leave after a good Skype session. It only makes you want to go home and hug everyone very, very tightly.
When you travel, don’t be an American. Be a world citizen. Be a curious mind.
It was August of 2016 when I booked my flight to Bohol and decided that I’ll give it a try. I tried not to be too excited and hyped up about it so my expectations wouldn’t be much, but from the time I took my seat in that plane, there was nothing I felt except pure bliss.