Traveling – How It Works
Travel is the movement of individuals between various geographic locations. Travel is generally done by car, bicycle, foot, bus, train, plane, train or boat, with or without personal luggage and is one-way or round trip. The term “travel” has a broad range of meanings, which depend on the context in which they are used. In most modern contexts, however, travel refers to traveling from point A to point B. This article concerns travel from point A to point B.
We know how to travel by land, sea or air: walking, biking, skating or even riding a bicycle. We have also come to understand that travel is a verb, which implies the act of going from one place to another, and therefore, travel is often associated with travel. We are familiar with a number of travel items such as luggage, travel bags, and travel accessories. We even have a lexicon that defines popular travel destinations, making it easy for us to refer to a given place when we wish to refer to something that is there.
Yet, many people seem to be unaware that there exists a kind of travel, a type of event that takes place outside the boundaries of known travel. It is called travel bubbles, and these bubbles are rapidly shrinking travel sponges, so to speak. Traveling in a bubble, from point A to point B, does not necessarily require the same resources or skills as traveling within these volumes. Rather, this travel relies on the collective strengths and weaknesses of the travelers.
To travel within these bubbles is to merge with the traveler and his or her spirit/mind/spirituum, literally. Traveling in a bubble makes it possible for the traveler to “feel” what it is like to be in the same place as the traveler is “seeing.” This makes for an experience far more meaningful than simply staring at a travel souvenir book and wishing that you could have gone. In fact, travel within a bubble may be the most meaningful travel of all, since it literally brings the traveler into another realm, where everything is possible.
But travelling means different things to different people. For some people, it’s the joy of exploring a whole new area, meeting new and interesting people, learning about a different culture, getting to experience a different climate and weather. For others, travelling is about routine. It can mean a long plane ride, or sitting through a crowded airport, or a round-trip ticket on a train. To others still, it can mean spending a week in a hotel and trying out different activities or dining options every day. These are all kinds of travelling, but each is defined by how it affects the traveler.
For some, travel means a very specific destination: a wedding in a small rural village, say. Other people enjoy a different trip every year, depending on what they want to see, do and experience. For those who prefer a solitary way of travelling, taking a one-way flight to a strange town and spending the rest of the week sightseeing are some favourite ways of venturing out. For others, a journey is much more complex. It may involve visiting one country, sleeping in an unfamiliar hotel room and getting to know that country’s people over the course of a week.