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Every year I go somewhere I've never been before! Sitting on the beach in Vietnam we decided, we would swim in every ocean, we would see the 7 wonders of the world, we would explore the beauty of the world we live in. Every year we go somewhere we have never been before, we decided to start at home, surfing in Tofino, visiting the BC Hot Springs, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, experiencing the Calgary Stampede, Carnival in Toronto and dinner in Montreal.
There is no direct translation for this German word "fernweh". It basically means the opposite of homesickness, a feeing that you have to leave your familiar surroundings and discover new places; the need for distance or the wish to experience something far away from home. The urge to escape from your everyday life by traveling.
Travel adds so much value - it helps me to be present, to be curious, and to be sometimes uncomfortable in ways that help me know myself and come to be a better understanding of others. Travel is what first taught me how to love and rely on myself. Travel is what continues to make me feel alive! (perhaps there are different kinds of travel that do this for me...)