The famous line “If you love travel, you’re aspired to be like the archeologists who trekked into the past and forgot everything” is true for all of us. Traveling is life. It’s the essence of life. And it means different things to different people. To me, travel is an experience to be cherished.
In its literal sense, travel literally means going from one place to another. But in its metaphorical sense, it means various things. For instance, by traveling I mean that you get to visit new places. You can go back in time or travel to the future. You can go to see the world through others’ eyes. You can become a troupe of explorers.
There are numerous ways to define traveling. To me, it’s all about the exploration of new cultures. As an archeologist, I often go on short vacations to various archeological sites to better understand their cultures. When I do this, I get to observe their food, their ceremonies, their tools, their mannerisms, and their people. And what I’m left with is an incomplete but revealing understanding of these people.
So as a word traveller, I like to keep my spelling’s simple, although at the same time not take away from the significance or magic of traveling. When I’m travelling abroad, I try to spell my words just as I would in normal conversation. This is especially useful when I’m travelling to Asia or South America. Spellings such as “tristan” in Portuguese or “peru” in Spanish are handy because there are a lot of words associated with these locations that have little to do with the place that I’m writing about. For example, tritar is a type of truffle, Peru is the country where tiaras are produced, and tiaras are small, round, delectable sweets.
For me, and for many other travelers, spellings are important when communicating with fellow travelers or when I’m trying to explain complicated situations. For example, what do you mean when you say “I’m traveling alone”? If you’re traveling with another couple, you’ll want to be clear about this so that there aren’t any misunderstandings. A simpler way to phrase it would be “I’m traveling with Joanna and John.” When I’m using airing, I use the word “air” to describe my transportation, and “home” to describe my accommodations.
In conclusion, while you may be tempted to over analyze every aspect of your travels, especially when traveling abroad, the most important thing to remember is that you are doing it to explore your own interests. If you are traveling to a foreign country, it can be an opportunity to experience something totally new and different, even if it’s only for a brief period of time. You will develop a greater understanding of your country and culture, as well as gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the landscape and people around you. So, the most important thing to remember is to relax, have fun, and enjoy the journey.