Robert Louis Stevenson, in Travels with a Donkey, writes “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
Those with wanderlust don’t necessarily need to go anywhere in particular; they just don’t care to stay in one spot. Wanderlust has German roots – wandern (“to wander”) and lust (“desire”) – and simply means a desire for wandering.
Our vision for this blog is to provide inspiration. Although not everyone will share our same desire of world travel, we hope to encourage you to find out whatever it may be that brings you true passion in life…and to show you that it is possible to not just dream about it, but rather actually act upon it. We encourage you to read more About Us so you know the background on how this blog came to be.
When we initially told people about our plans to move abroad, some people felt, and still do feel, that what we decided to do was crazy. They wondered why two people, with highly successful careers, and a well-to-do life would leave everything and move away to a foreign country where they don’t know anyone (yet) and don’t even speak the language (yet).
However, for us, we felt that we were living in an environment where one is constantly expected to do more with less, and where technology and materialistic things were sought after more than simple human connections and experiences. We believe that making this life change will allow us to slow down the pace of life, and will ultimately lead to a greater appreciation of it as well as a greater level of happiness all around.
As you will learn, we love exploring and going on new adventures, we get excited learning about new cultures, and more than anything, we feel that it can’t get much better than when you can add to this delicious food and great drinks!! We hope our writings will, first and foremost, be fun to read and make you laugh as Rachael plans to hone her creative writing skills and Aaron intends to expand upon his current website building and photography hobbies. We also aim to offer something educational, sharing with you our knowledge we acquire from our experiences abroad.
In closing, here is our inundation of what might be considered clichés but which we truly urge you to consider striving to achieve more in your own life:
-live in the moment
-slow down and enjoy life
-life is too short
-life goes by too fast
-carpe diem (“seize the day”)
-pura vida (“pure life”)
-buy experiences not things
-in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take