What do you expect from your travels? Fun? Relaxation? Discoveries? New experiences? Perhaps something life changing, no matter how small? Is there any consistency?
A realistically realizable expectation of travel is that it can be life changing in positive ways. This is often through new perspectives and/or experiences gained that lead you to make changes in your life, rather than an impact from something where you are just a beneficiary without any engagement on your part. Fortunately, travel doesn’t have to involve exotic destinations and/or experiences for life changing opportunities to come from it. The experience can be as simple as having a little time to yourself in a secluded place to appreciate life, possibly reevaluate it, in a different setting than where you might normally do it to help you be in a different mindset when doing so.
For the very realistically realizable, yet monumentally aspirational, life changing potential of travel, I came up with this simple wish for travelers – may all your travels be life changing. In practical application, for when I wish people well on a specific upcoming trip rather than their general travels, I take out the all. For when I meet people who tell me they travel a lot, I would use the full universal version as stated, to wish them the best in their travels, in the best way I can think of.
This post is one of 70 quotes I wrote, each with an accompanying essay, in my e-book and paperback Stars I Put in my Sky to Live By, on Amazon or Smashwords (choose your price including free!).