“Traveling is like a box of chocolates...” ~ Annonymous
When we pause for a minute and reflect on our life experiences and relationships, one thing is for sure, you can always establish a connection with people you don’t know by engaging around the topic of travel and adventure. Talking about destinations you’ve been to, people you’ve met, food you’ve experienced, sceneries you’ve enjoyed and admired, architecture you’ve discovered, everything that revolves around travel and adventure is exciting. You can spark a conversation instantly and it creates a strong emotional connection. As a matter of fact, most of the time when you meet someone new, don’t you want to know where they are, where they live?
This has certainly been true for me, Georges, all of my life. While growing up I always felt the need to go out and discover new people, new cultures, new foods, new kinds of music. Little did I know at the time traveling would become a bigger part of my entire life. More on that to come.
People from every nation, tribe, language, and color - this is a bit of how I, Janelle, imagine heaven. When you take those elements, mix them with incredible flavors of foods and beauty you can hardly believe you’re beholding, and then infuse it all into our earthly experience… well, I’d say we’re getting a little bit of heaven on earth.
For me, Janelle, travel evokes excitement, adventure, wonderment and awe for the unknown. It expands horizons, refreshes the soul, and is an arena I feel most alive. If I were to put a mantra to go with my life, this quote by John Muir would certainly be one of them - “Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”
The world becomes smaller as you discover new horizons. It also helps you grow and gives you a different perspective on what’s important, makes you appreciate what you have, helps you share amazing stories, and really, helps you build connections with people from diverse backgrounds. The experiences shared when traveling offer a bond that will not equally be shared with those who were not present. The stories shared with commonalities help connect people worlds apart. The individually-experienced dish or travel excursion now unites the storyteller and listeners as though they had sat at the same table and been on the same adventure.
When we use simple descriptors or topics…
Most relaxing. Island. Ferry ride. Longest bike ride. Winery. Freshest fish. Kayaking. Beautiful sunrise.
...the images and memories conjured up in others’ minds is an immediate connector. Once strangers, now relishing in life’s stories and adventures together.
Clearly, we are both passionate about traveling and adventures. Membership sites connect in the most natural ways with our passions. They allow you to easily connect with people from anywhere in the world and in return, offer members an opportunity to connect with each other. Memberships also give you the opportunity and freedom to work from anywhere… all the while taking in the flavors, beauty and excitement found throughout the world.