We leave our homes with a map and all the sayings:
It’s the journey that matters.
Not all who wander are lost.
Destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
While all true, traveling brings out the dreamer in all of us and when visiting a place for the first time, or even after many times, it’s easy to imagine yourself being a part of it, living as a local does, in harmony with the practices and the customs and even—or especially—the great cost and sweeping changes it adds to your life. That is the essence of travel, to re-imagine oneself in another place, both literally and figuratively.
What stops us then from making that dream a reality?