Most people understand having the travel bug, but there are some people that we know that just don’t seem to get it. Obviously, we currently live in Colorado and spend quite a bit of time hiking in the mountains and enjoying our beautiful state. But, when the two of us first met, we lived in a resort town on the ocean in Maryland. In fact, our first condominium that we lived in together was right on the water and we spent many evenings watching the sun set over the bay. The first year of our marriage was basically a working vacation filled with water skiing, strolls on the beach, and plenty of sun.
Twenty-seven years have gone by since we first met, but we still look back at those days when life was carefree and it instilled a desire to see the world. Maybe it was because we spent so many days staring out at the ocean and wondering what was on the other side of the horizon. Since those sunny days, work has moved us several times until we landed here in Colorado and now our sunsets occur behind the peaks of the rocky mountains, but the want to see the world is just as strong.
An argument could be that having had the opportunity to live by the ocean and then the mountains should have cured us of the travel bug, but it has only made it stronger. No life is a series of sunsets and romantic places and our opportunities to travel aren’t as often as we’d like, but we try to make the most out of the time that we do have. Maybe this doesn’t completely explain why both of us have had the travel bug as long as we’ve known each other, but maybe it explains it a little.