Living Your “Travel Truths”

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Travel truths is a term (maybe I invented or it’s been used before I don’t really know  😂) that I like to use to refer to those realizations, moments of clarity, and those moments when we just feel the most “us” and that we just feel like THIS is the kind of feeling we want to keep feeling: freedom, possibility, and a knowing that we are meant to live this way all the time.

beach view with purple flowers

What does your travel truth look like?

We are all different. We travel and we experience the world and situations in a variety of ways that differ between people. What one experience looks like for one, is different for the other. Therefore, the way you can look at what your travel truth looks like, I would recommend you think of the following.

  1. Think back to that moment or moments that made you feel the happiest. Was it a view? A meal? The company? The conversation?
  2. What epiphanies did you experience? A sudden clarity around something? An answer to a question you had? A new question that came about? A boost or push towards uncovering a goal or going towards a new goals or dreams?
  3. Whatever the clarity is around the answers to these questions, that’s the beginning of finding out what your travel truths are.
girl with brown coat looking at museum display

The importance of living your travel truth

There is a quote that says…

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.

Carl Jung

As travelers, we get a taste for what is available to us when we travel. We feel the feelings of freedom, possibility, happiness, being in our element, constantly learning, and feeling the most “us.” We are our happiest because we are living in a way that feels the most right to us.

When we are truly living our best life/our happiest life, we not only enjoy that ourselves, but we inspire and give others permission to do the same- without even saying a word; purely by our actions and energy.

At the end of the day, the world needs happier people, so do what you love.

View of Granada, Spain from the Alhambra

How to live your travel truth

After understanding what a travel truth means, and especially what yours means to you, you’ve started to unlock a message that’s been waiting to be discovered by you.

The thing is that when you pay attention to the actual things that made you the happiest when you traveled, you start to connect a few dots. You start to see that there’s a trend, and that trend starts to shed light onto those passions and life goals that we have for ourselves; our truest selves show.

When I was discovering what that was for me, I looked back at *those* moments that I remember left a lasting impression on me. The sunsets, the conversations, the people I met, the surprising ways I showed up, the “what-ifs” that didn’t seem so out there when I was surrounded by an atmosphere, a certain air, a community of like-minded souls who also felt that way. That possibility and freedom are attainable, and they are our right to live in always.

Girl silhouette looking out at the sea during sunset

To more travel moments like these.

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Travel truths is a term that I like to use to refer to those realizations, moments of clarity, and those moments when we just feel the most “us” and that we just feel like THIS is the kind of feeling we want to keep feeling: freedom, possibility, and a knowing that we are meant to live this way all the time.

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