This may be one of the oldest travel quotes I’ve ever highlighted in this feature!
This phrase has been used time and time again in movies, music lyrics, and more. I think that’s because it speaks so strongly to an instinct within all of us. An instinct to solve our problems and change our circumstances by changing our locations. I’ve been guilty of this many, many times in the past. Relationship not working? Time to book a vacation! Feeling unfulfilled? I’ll move to a different country!
For the most part I think Confucius had the right idea. You’re relationship will still by dysfunctional if you’re in New York or Hawaii, and if your nature is to feel restless you’re going to feel that whether you’re in London or in Bangkok. But on the other hand, I think sometimes a change of scenery — in the form of a short trip or a big move — can be just the boost someone needs to make real change in themselves. I don’t think travel can change you, but I think it can inspire you to change yourself.
What do you think? What does this quote mean to you?
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