Travel and trekking create situations that bring out the best in people. On the surface, there are some obvious parallels to draw between travel and trekking:
- Carrying a backpack
- Constantly being on the move
- Sleeping in a different place every night or two
- Showering or bathing irregularly
- Staying alert and aware of surroundings (for theft prevention or wildlife watching…)
But there’s more to it than that. Travel and trekking go together because they come with the same uncertainties and possibilities.
And in both cases, the end result is often the satisfaction and pride that comes with overcoming such personal obstacles.
Even when everything is going well and it seems that nothing can get you down, travel and trekking go together. The same risks exist, even while they’re cloaked behind enthusiasm and adventure.
Travel and trekking go together because they’re aspects of the same side of the coin.
Ultimately, travel and trekking go together because they teach the same life lessons. In particular, travellers and trekkers learn (and relearn) during their journeys a most important piece of wisdom: It may seem like a scary world, but there’s really nothing to be afraid of after all.
One in which risks are taken with pleasure and looking forward to the unknown is common. One that has a sort of magnetic draw, an insatiable attraction: wanderlust.