18 August 2018 | Burnett River, Burnett Heads, Queensland, Australia.
Traveling on the oceans or over land, sailing, cruising, passage making, driving and flying to get to a new destination. It does not matter how you do it, traveling is traveling, best of all I love to sail.
At least once a year we make the effort to go somewhere that we have never been to before. By doing so traveling empowers us to learn, it increases our curiosity in history and humanity. Being able to explore somewhere new, the sights, the sounds, the smells and the tastes all must be experienced firsthand, not just read about in books to really appreciate what we find.
I have found that children who sail long term with their parents to different countries are more open and more mature than those who don’t travel, they have an energy that must be seen to be believed.
Being outdoors or somewhere completely new, refreshers our senses in a way that no workplace, sitting in front of a computer ever could. People who look at a photo of nature for as little as 40 seconds, improved their focus and performance on their next task, even better if you can sit on the beach to watch and listen to the waves breaking or sit in a forest and listen to the wind rustling leaves. Just sitting and listening to water cascading down a waterfall or the sound we hear, the water, the wind in our rigging as our yacht is under sail on a good beam reach is by far the best way to refresh our senses.
Traveling the world increased our faith in humanity, the more countries that I travelled to the more the more my general sense of trust increased. By seeing all the good that exists in the world, made it easy to trust that most people for the most part are just trying to do the right thing.
I have found that people who work overseas are more imaginative and inspired than those who stay and work in the same place day in and day out in their home country. People who integrate a new culture into their identities are more creative in the long run. Doing as the locals do for an extended length of time opens your mind forcing you to think in different ways and bounce around between different ideas, it’s a concept called cognitiveflexability. The more cognitively flexible you are, the more creative you will be. Just to learn the basic courtesy words in a different language gave us a sense of achievement, just to be able to say “hello, good morning, please and thank you” to the locals in their native language was a real bonus for us.
Traveling gives you a wider perspective, travel gives you a bird’s eye view, travel lets us look at our own lives from a distance both physically and metaphorically and when you do that you’re able to see things a lot more clearly.
Traveling make us happier, anticipating an experience before it even happened makes you happier than waiting for something tangible like a new computer or smart phone.
Traveling makes you more patient, dealing with delays and mishaps and different cultures while traveling makes you a more patient person overall, we got used to the afternoon sister in some countries and then there is a saying used all around the world, “it will happen in Island time”.
At first travel leaves you speechless and at the same time it turns you into a story teller.
The photo is the countries and places we stopped at on Annecam.
“In life, our goal is to die with memories not dreams”.