Breaking Through Barriers

There are plenty of obstacles to travelling. Time and money are the most obvious obstacles, but there are language barriers, accessibility constraints, conflicts and wars, and sometimes simply our own fears.  Sometimes the best way to overcome these obstacles is to simply take the first step, book a trip, and make it happen.  This week’s Daily Post Discover Challenge – Obstacles is about the things that block us from blogging or keep us from doing the things that we’re passionate about.

Longing for the Beach
Longing for the Beach
Here's What They Were Looking At
Here’s What They Were Looking At
Beauty Beyond the Fence
Beauty Beyond the Fence

Certainly our biggest obstacle is our jobs, but they are also the source of our income that allow us to explore places that we never could have when we were younger, at least not in the style that we’ve become accustomed.  It is somewhat ironic, but it was actually the stress of work that motivated us to start our blog last year.  We needed an escape from the daily pressure that we felt and writing about what we are passionate about, the places we’ve travelled to, the people we’ve met, the foods we’ve tried, seemed like the ideal outlet.  In turn, the blog has encouraged us to travel more often than we have in the past, which is extremely rewarding in itself.

Another View of the Beach
Another View of the Beach
Temples Locked Behind Gates
Temples Locked Behind Gates

It isn’t always easy finding ways to travel and there are definitely things about travelling that still give us that unnerving feeling, but we try not to let it keep us from doing our best to experience as much of the world as we can.  We try to use photos from our travels for these challenges and the picture of the boy and the couple staring through the fence at the ocean seemed like the perfect symbolism of how we feel when we aren’t able to travel.  They can see the beach, but yet it seems as if they can never get there.  All of these pictures were from our trip to India, which was definitely a trip where we overcame some obstacles to make happen.

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