What Does It Mean to Be a Traveler?

One of my favorite sayings is “I’m a traveler” and that means I have traveled the world and back. I have traveled around the globe three times now and I plan to do so again. But most people don’t know what it means to be a traveler. It means stepping off your plane and leaving your comfort zone. I think this is why being a traveler is so fun because you get to experience new things and not just visit where you’ve always dreamed of going.

I guess my definition of a traveler is an individual who has traveled before. A person who leaves their comfort zone to experience new cultures and adventures. As to whom I consider to be a traveler, I would say anyone who has left their mark on the earth by overcoming obstacles and hardships. Perhaps an example of this could be someone like Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Harry Potter, Picasso, or Yves Saint Laurent.

To be a traveler means to leave your comfort zone, overcome hardship and fight adversity, it also means to change and be transformed. A person who is a traveler will go through hardship, have ups and downs, and come out the other end having had some adventures and triumphs. The most important thing to remember when you are travelling is to have fun and enjoy every moment of it. Have no expectations but rather just let life pass you by, that is what being a traveler is all about.