2. FREEDOM - When I say I've never felt more free than when I'm on the road—I mean it. Travel empowers you to make your own decisions. There are no bosses or obligations. You can decide to go on a kayaking trip to Idaho and, once there, realize that you would rather hike instead because the mountains look so stunning. Travel gives you the freedom to make that decision and not feel guilty about it. You can come back from your hike, sweating and in pain, but with a smile on your face. You broke your own pattern and went all in on a completely spontaneous idea. This doesn't happen that often at home, now does it?
3. HUMANS - We love people. Even I, as an introvert, sometimes need a little company, conversation, or acknowledgment. I believe that every person has a story, an insight worth sharing. Being on the road enables you to meet hundreds of individuals that might look different but are more intwined with you than you've ever imagined. This is the beauty of our mysterious universe. I guarantee that while you travel, you will hear stories and create friendships which will stay with you till the end of your 27,000 days.
Please share and comment on why you think travel is important! I'd love to hear what everyone else has to say.