𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼 𝘄𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹?
Travel 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙡𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚’𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩, but have you ever thought about why?
There are lots of reasons that people choose to travel. The little video below captures my own top reasons. 💚
𝗜’𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲.
I'll start the ball rolling with my most recent trip to Boulder, Colorado, a 7-8 hour drive from my home in Albuquerque. I drove up with my friend Phyllis, who has been a friend since junior high! Phyllis lives two hours away and we don't get to see each other that often. When we do get together, it never feels like we have enough time. Phyllis graciously agreed to help me with two HoonArts events planned for the weekend, so I picked her up on the way to Colorado.
The weekend was jam-packed, and successful from a business perspective. But what did I bring home that will have the most lasting impact for me?
The most memorable aspects of that trip had less to do with the business achievements and a lot more to do with personal connection. During the long drives and extended meals with Phyllis, we caught up with each other's daily lives, talked about world issues and our own life challenges in a relaxed way that wasn't limited by the next event scheduled on the calendar.
And then there was the amazing dinner of fabulous food and even better conversation, constantly punctuated by laughter, at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse on Sunday evening. We really got to know the team that has operated the Teahouse for over 25 years, as well a couple of the original Sister Cities members that were instrumental in building the Boulder-Dushanbe relationship and shepherding the Teahouse from an idea into the regional landmark and gathering place it is today. The storytelling was a priceless treat!
Those are the experiences that will stay with me for a very long time. So I invite you to comment below or send me an email about what took you on your last trip, and what will stick with you long beyond the return home.