An Open Letter To An Armchair Traveler

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver

I know you.  You are a person who dreams of traveling to exotic locations yet never actually does.  You have a sneaking suspicion that the way to true happiness is through experiencing other cultures and places, but the closest you come to this is by reading books or watching tv.  You are a true blue armchair traveler, but deep down inside of you is a real traveler begging to be freed.

You have a hundred reasons not to travel. I know, I know, you are too busy.  Your money is needed elsewhere.  You can’t leave your pets for that long.  You can’t speak the language.  You are too old.  You are too young. It’s dangerous. You are scared…

Before you read any further, take a few minutes to write down your reasons for not traveling. (more…)