I love to travel near and far
It doesn’t matter by plane or by car,
I see new places
I learn new things
I meet new faces
And grow wings
I have fever to see new lands,
Discover traditions and make new friends!
But you might ask me “why to go?
I can read books or watch a show!
Why do I need to leave my home?
Why do I have to walk in Rome?”
There is so much to see, you know
To learn, experience and grow….
Grand Canyon with breathtaking view,
Just let its breath to go through you!
Be mesmerised by Yellowstone,
by Faithful geyser high-up thrown!
Cross Golden Gate, and touch the fog
Walk through the Redwoods with your dog!
Explore gigantic Mammoth Cave
feel real darkness, but stay brave!
See islands kissed by mighty ocean,
And meet new sunrise on a beach
Be hypnotised by waves in motion
And hear dolphins’ distant speech!
Get lost in Paris, Rome or London
Run up the stairs of Notre-Dame,
Touch ancient ruins of Coliseum
and think of people long time gone.
Find local food and taste new flavour
But close your eyes for mindful savour.
Hike up the hills behind a castle
Enjoy the views while climbing high,
Sit, rest and leave behind all hassle
Enjoy this moment of your life!
That’s why I think we need to travel
We can experience so much,
We have a choice to walk same gravel
Or tell trip stories during lunch!
Yes you can read of someone’s journey
and you can watch what they have done
But can you feel the heat of desert, or taste delicious croissant?
Get wet by waters of Niagara, and hug Sequoia… if you can
Admire sites of Barcelona,
Find Robin Hood in Nottingham?
This life is short so make some memories,
Feel, see, taste, wonder and explore
And not from someone’s documentaries
But from your trips to other shore .