Why I Think I Might Leave This Country For One Below The Equator (Or Right in Between)

5 May

Okay. So I readily admit I have a serious passion for traveling. My girlfriend will probably tell you I obsess over traveling and vacationing because it’s all I’m ever talking about with her. But I don’t know if it’s the adrenaline that runs through me when I’m soaring through the clouds to fly thousands of miles across country or if the feeling of being thrown into an entirely different culture entices me to want more, more, more and delve deeper into learning. I tell you, and every person I ever meet who asks me about my trips and traveling that the best experience I’ve ever been on is when I went studying abroad in Argentina and Uruguay. I discovered a whole new love for traveling and learning. Oh yes, and food, too. More than that, though, I learned how to travel with my eyes and ears and heart WIDE open. The suspense I got every single morning was breathtaking. The Spanish culture was so different of my own that it excited me. I was curious. So curious that I WANTED to learn more about my own culture. I wanted to go back to where I came from. I came home thinking…I live in the U.S.? Really?

I went from seeing funky beaches like Punta Del Este in Uruguay here ->

To the very clustered streets of NYC. Boo.

Since then, my travels have been completely engulfed in wanting to go back to the Carribbean, Central & South America. Quite frankly if I don’t find myself back there, I think I might suffer from withdrawals.

What I’m excited about is being able to travel to the Carribbean, again. I haven’t been since I went to San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2005 and I’m anxious for my vacation this summer to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I’m traveling with a friend and we’re anxious to spend a week in the sun and a much-needed restful time!

Only because this is where and what we plan on doing the entire time – laying out on the beach! Minus the cancerous rays, of course.

While we are on the beaches of Punta Cana, I’m sure that when I come back from vacationing I’m going to want more of the mixture of rustic and urban culture and feel a need to travel more. I don’t know why but there’s just something about the Central and South Americas that I’m deeply attracted to and want to keep going back to and traveling until I’ve seen them all and continue to keep going back. I’ve been to parts of Africa and I definitely would love to travel to other parts of the world as well, not solely Central & South America. I just have a passion and love for those parts of the world. What can I say?

But seriously, though. Can you compare these views?

Why wouldn’t anyone want to live here? Vacation home, here I come!


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