Wanderlust is best understood as an inherent desire that burns within and beckons to explore and seek out the elusive sense of euphoria that’s amplified in a foreign destination. It’s a concept that resonates so strongly because travel provides one of the most effective outlets to pursue the true source of happiness that is a new experience.
Four years ago, as my final semester of college came to a close, I was just another soon-to-be graduate with surprisingly little direction as to where I wanted to head in life. In the time since, I’ve made my way to three more continents and found far more direction and perspective in my travels than higher education ever came close to providing...
Post-travel depression is a real thing, you guys. Usually I come back from my travels and it’s a struggle for a few days, but we’re going on weeks now. Vietnam is on the short list of the most beautiful places I’ve ever explored. But what captivated me most and has continued to resonate in the days since are the people.
Nerd Alert: It is my sincere hope that at some point during my life we make the necessary advancements in order to send people beyond Earth to colonize another planet. The first logical step would be Mars. If that occurs before I’m old and decrepit, sign me up. Seeing as we’re on the right track, I am confident that we will at least land a human on Mars in my lifetime.
In my first quarter century, I’ve done my best to travel and explore this vast, beautiful planet that we call home. I’ve reached three continents and aspire to explore all seven by the time I turn 30. I don’t pretend to have been everywhere, or even a fraction of the world. “A fool thinks himself to be wise,” but there’s something unique about Nashville, Tennessee that I have yet to discover anywhere else.