“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”Unknown
The new year is just starting, but my travel itinerary is starting to fill out quite nicely. If you checked your email yesterday from me, you will have found out that I’m doing my first BJJ/MMA Retreat in Costa Rica this June. You can learn more about that here: https://fightseminars.com
Yesterday I booked flights to Miami from January 16th to the 28th, as I have 2 fighters, Jason Soares and Edir Terry, competing for titles in Titan FC. I also have my return trip to Australia, which is looking to be sometime in March (still pending).
I love traveling – it is the ultimate way to gain experience. Many people spend their lives reading, watching, or listening to adventures had by others – without ever embarking on their own. There is something thrilling about going somewhere new, where you know NOTHING. The more foreign, the more exciting. Learning how to communicate, how to interact, and where to get resources is a challenge in a new world – something that it is easy and we take for granted when back at home.
But the greater the challenge, the greater the reward. And the more unknown something is, the more you will learn – filling up gaps in your knowledge and perhaps opening new pathways and ideas that can change your world view.
Connecting to new friends or old is perhaps some of the most rewarding experiences one can have. Traveling with companions is definitely a bonding experience, and I believe make the travel experience more rewarding, as a shared memory is more powerful than a stand-alone one.
So, if it’s been awhile since you last explored the world, I would suggest you taking the leap of faith and venture into the unknown. Don’t go down the same trails over and over again. Go somewhere new and challenge yourself. You will be surprised what you can learn, and how much fun it can be.
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