Travel – like moving homes – flips your attitude towards a particular place.
My family and I went on a cruise earlier this year to the Great Barrier Reef, a tense gathering during instances.
Financial worries and discomfort with the knowledge of being far out to sea – a tentative step towards the unknown for some of us; one of whom disliked crowds and loud conversation. Part of the problem was his inexperience, I was told.
I saw it as rather him being in a setting where the factors were out of his control.
Travel is about giving away luxuries and seeing the world for what it is.
If you go on a cruise thinking it’s as relaxed as the brochures then you’re expectations are too high.
Travel – while relaxation is part of it – is the intention to discover.
Confusing this with exploring an environment you’re already famililar with, may leave you frustrated.
For now, I will likely never earn enough to pay off my student loans so my travels will heavily involve walking, and that’s fine.
How else can I see the world most available to me if I’m worrying about getting the money to enjoy it?
Ash James is a 20-year-old writer with a Bachelor’s Degree of Journalism from Macleay College. He dislikes the word “that.’’