My Travel Philosophy
Bold flavours. Stunning landscapes. Deep histories. Rich cultures. Diverse people. These are just a few of the things I love about travel. So what does it mean to be a traveller?
First off, I’m a guest when I visit another country. I always do my research, but there’s so much I don’t know or understand. I’m not an expert or authority on any place, but try to humbly enter these new-to-me spaces. Along with that, I aim to uphold the dignity of every person I encounter with my words and actions. Lastly, I make mistakes and learn from them. I find that most cultures are very forgiving, especially if I’m sincerely trying to speak the language or follow the custom.
One of my wise sociology professors used to say, “We find ourselves outside ourselves.” Our experiences shape us. Travelling can teach us so much about who we are as interconnected and interdependent human beings. That’s been my experience, at least. My perspectives and biases are often challenged and sometimes shattered. My view of the world expands and becomes more complex. Travel changes you if you let it. It has changed me.
Where Have I Been?
Canada is my home. I was born and raised beside the world-famous Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. I’ve lived in multiple provinces and have travelled across the country several times. Yet, there’s much more of Canada I want to explore. I’ve also been very privileged to travel outside of Canada to various countries and regions of the world:
Where To Next?
I have no firm plans yet, but I’d love to travel more in the UK. Scotland is at the top of my list. I would likely spend time in the major cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Aberdeen. And would definitely travel to the Scottish Highlands. Wild camping in the Highlands would be incredible. From what I’ve read so far, three weeks seems to be a decent amount of time for a trip. If you have any tips, send me a message!