Traveling: A Hobby for the Soul.

Posted on November 3, 2020Comments Off on Traveling: A Hobby for the Soul.

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of looking at things.”

Henry Miller

One of the things I have missed since the start of the pandemic is the ability to travel freely. Traveling exposes me to a world of different cultures. Learning about the traditions of others helps me feel more connected to the world while at the same time realize how very small I am in it. That connection to other cultures is what builds empathy between people and helps carry us through global tragedies such as the coronavirus. As Maya Angelou once stated:

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/human-family-by-maya-angelou

The future is uncertain and new travel plans seem like a distant dream but at least I can revisit my trips through the photos and videos I brought back with me.


Dubai, Abu Dhabi — U.A.E.


Hawaii

Dancers at Hawaiian Luau – October 2018

Cuba

Visiting a Tobacco Farm in Cuba

Future Destinations Wishlist

  • New Zealand
  • Greece
  • Alaska
  • Egypt
  • Bali
  • Singapore

Regardless of where or when my next trip will be I know that my favorite travel destination will remain the Commonwealth of Dominica, where I was born. Even though I love visiting and learning about new cultures there is something soothing to my soul about returning home to visit family and friends. Today marks the 42nd year of independence for the tiny island nation. I can’t wait to visit it again.