The world is her oyster. Traveling is known to be one of the greatest pleasures ever bestowed upon mankind, constructed by a confetti of wonders… the songs composed of foreign words and mysteries that linger to the ears and down through the core, the smells of unfamiliar foods being nurtured from appreciated souls within a country kitchen, and the cobblestoned streets that wind around hidden facades and onto the alluring unknown.
Traveling brings new thoughts, new feelings, new sensations, pleasures, and ideas to adults who had forgotten what it was like to experience something so new, natural, and human since childhood.
Whilst embarking upon adventures both abroad and near, the atmospheric enrapturement of wayfaring begins as something sensual, physical, visual, and tangible, yet it becomes something eternal, spiritual, intuitive, and never-ending. Voyaging gives knowledge to the reader that will stay, serve, and become apart of her very being.
Often a purpose for traveling is self-discovery and it is universally believed that such a task must be done alone and with unpretentious self-indulgence. True, whilst she believes it is only she who can complete herself, through a journey of letting go, of acknowledging fear and moving beyond it, and becoming comfortable with the possibility of unfamiliarity, The Embarkiste has learned that there is self-discovery and self-enjoyment, the latter composed of elements, people, and moments that must be created, shared, and experienced with others.
The Embarkiste can romanticize everlastingly of the philanthropies from such an experience, yet in her soul, she feels the greatest souvenirs of all is letting go of her thoughts and teachings of what is right and wrong, what is black and white, what is familiar and not, what is beautiful or ugly… and simply resetting her mind to a blank canvas. Above all, she treasures the people, the beings, and the souls that inhabit such travels. She believes that people and the sense of humanity will last beyond these cities, beyond these bodies, beyond this lifetime. She believes in connecting with others through words and ideas, through observation, through silence and stillness, through love, and she believes in peace and unity between all beings, beyond the restrains of citizenship, labels, appearance, and judgements. Travelers belong to the world and its people, and while she lives in such times of rules, of borders, of governments, morals, and ethics, the traveler will share her pleasures, while the man will enjoy them all for himself.
She lives in a world where thoughts as these are risks that exist within the confinements of fear, and she boldly decides to wheel her suitcase outside of such familiar and comforting surroundings, onto something more raw, more unknown, more magical, and more human. In these times of power, success, and self-love, she encourages fellow Embarkers and Embarkistes to travel for unity, peace, humanity, love, friendship, and wonder. This is why she travels.