Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body.
And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Summer may have already started, but it’s still not too late to plan a trip. And considering there are a few national holidays (July 4th and Labor Day among them) to plan your vacation around, there’s no better time to maximize your travel plans, either.