I have obviously traveled.
But good-grief is traveling expensive.
It changes, I suppose when your parents pay for it all to when you are opening your own wallet.
“Six days in San Diego is how much?!”
And: “What did you say a flight to London costs?”
I have pointed out this excerpt once before – you can find it listed as one of my favorite quotes in the title linked below.
But I saw it again and felt it entitled to its own post.
On a side note – I can’t wait to go to Tel Aviv one day.
“Sometimes people ask me why I travel so much, and specifically why we travel with Henry so often. I think they think it’s easier to keep the kids at home, in their routines, surrounded by their stuff. It is. But we travel because it’s there. Because Capri exists and Kenya exists and Tel Aviv exists, and I want to taste every bite of it. We travel because I want my kids to learn, as I learned, that there are a million ways to live, a million ways to eat, a million ways to dress and speak and view the world. I want them to know that “our way” isn’t the right way, but just one way, that children all over the world, no matter how different they seem, are just like the children in our neighborhood—they love to play, to discover, to learn. I want my kids to learn firsthand and up close that different isn’t bad, but instead that different is exciting and wonderful and worth taking the time to understand. I want them to see themselves as bit players in a huge, sweeping, beautiful play, not as the main characters in the drama of our living room. I want my kids to taste and smell and experience the biggest possible world, because every bite of it, every taste and texture and flavor, is delicious.”
–Shauna Niequist, Bread And Wine