Comment: yeah, travel is overrated

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yeah, travel is overrated

I know many people that live to travel. They always talk about the next place they are going to visit and they are counting down the days to their next trip. Meanwhile, their life is slipping by day by day. They dream about distant lands, and they haven't even visited the next town over. They take the same way home everyday, and don't even know that there is an different road they could take, with a beautiful house on it, and an old, ancient tree. I am overwhelmed by the world within an hour's drive of me. There are some many places I want to visit near where I live, that I don't know how I will ever get to them all. There are so many activities I want to try right around here. There are bird species, butterfly species, wildflowers, and mushrooms, that live right around here, that I haven't seen yet. There are fish species living in the rivers around here that I haven't caught yet. There are trails within an hour's drive that I haven't run yet. There are bays I haven't kayaked yet. There are restaurants I haven't tried yet. Damnit, I don't have time to travel. But I can't wait to travel again all the same :)

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus