Aces Abroad Blog

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm by Julie in Uncategorized

Bitten by the bug?

It started with a mild but tolerable itch.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on it at first.  I ignored the early signs blaming my mood on the weather.  Time went by and the sensation developed into unexplained irritability.  More time brought about increased symptoms of snippiness, stir-craziness, severe boredom and longing to be somewhere else.

My tortured husband finally took a stab at diagnosis.  It had been 8 months since our last adventure and we had nothing on the calendar in the foreseeable future.  Perhaps, he said tentatively, I had been bitten by the travel bug?  He knows me better than I know myself.  Without adventure and new experiences, my life loses meaning and I fall sharply into a rut.  Some folks find security in the familiar but not me.  It was time again to explore.  I immediately went to work researching our next adventure.

Travel for a good number of people is therapeutic and ironically grounding.  When you take time to leave your comfort zone, hop on a plane (this feat alone takes gumption these days), to be deposited somewhere completely otherworldly, you open doors to enlightenment.  You invite reality into a life where traffic and grocery store lines and solicitor phone calls can ruin any afternoon.  Get out of line… now… seriously.

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