What is a Captivated Traveler

I am a Captivated Traveler.  Yes, I do love to travel, however it takes more than that to be captivated. What I am truly passionate about, what draws me in, what captivates my soul, is to explore new things, new places, new views, new people and cultures. I love experiences, discovering what makes each place unique and places that are completely unknown or diverse to me.

Not only have I had the chance in my life to travel around many countries (and all of the US) but I’m lucky enough to have held a career that afforded me the extensive travel throughout my life. The majority of that travel has been solo which can be both incredibly exciting and slightly terrifying. Yet, sometime between camping in the Yukon to staying in a rural village in the middle of the Costa Rican rainforest to finding myself standing all alone in the Forbidden Temple in Beijing, I learned a thing or two about myself including why I love to travel and explore.

I love traveling because it displaces you. You experience wonder, discovery, reverence, disquiet. You learn things about yourself, about others and about the world you may never have known existed. It opens you up, ignites new lights for seeing and experiencing the world through a new lens.

Whether it is overseas, driving cross country, daytripping every weekend, visiting local farms and breweries, spelunking local caves or floating a cenote. There is always a new adventure around the corner. Elevated experiences are all around us.  All you have to do is reach out and embrace them.

It’s about those wild unimaginable moments that just happen at impromptu and make you question whether or not you are dreaming and leave you captivated.

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