Annapolis Rock, Middletown Maryland
If you are a travel junkie like me, travel can morph into this grand and lofty idea. It becomes bigger than itself in the sense that so many people think that great travel can only take place when when you are off on some adventure in a far away and exotic land, in a place you need a passport to get to. It is often forgotten that there are so man beautiful places just outside our back doors.
Don’t get me wrong. I am often one of those people.
But, when you are in a situation where international travel is not exactly feasible you don’t need to get on a airplane or use your passport to have a meaningful travel experience.
With gas prices lowering and insanely cheap bus tickets (thanks Bolt!) you can travel locally without breaking the bank. In the past month I have visited the Baltimore Aquarium, headed to the top of the Washington Monument and taken a cruise around Annapolis.
I always remember this quote from the movie Eat, Pray, Love. It’s when the character Luca Spaghetti (yes, that’s his name) says:
“Americans. You work too hard, you get burned out. You come home and spend
the whole weekend in your pajamas in front of the T.V.”
That line stuck with me, because its so true. Trust me I love a weekend lounging on the couch, binging on some new TV show as much as the next person, but since we live in a country where half of the citizens don’t use up all of their paid vacation days, weekends are precious time. So why don’t we make the most of them and get out there and see what our backyards have to offer.
Have you traveled locally recently? Are there any places close to home that you have been dying to see?