What Else to Write for You

A while ago I thought of writing here on this blog about my various voyages around the country side.

But I haven’t written all that much.  I could, though.  I travel all over the place!

I often feel like we need to get out of our houses, travel around, and see our own “backyards”.  Most of us can’t exactly afford to go on huge trips…not even once a year.  So what’s the next best thing?  Traveling right in the areas we’re in.

One thing I’ve learned is that I could probably stay overnight in a new town or city within my own province 4 times a year for the next 50 years and not run out of places to see.  The point is, there’s an adventure all around you if you open your eyes.

What’s the alternative?  To NOT see your surroundings as an adventure and be bored.

I feel like I’m addicted to “places” and new roads.  I feel like if I take the same roads over and over, I’m not really living.  If I see a new place, I feel more alive…like I’m experiencing more around me…assimilating my surroundings.

Today for example, I had to check out a problem in a beautiful town 40 minutes from my house that I’ve never really explored.  So while I was there, I took the time to drive around and discover.

The town is called Port Hope (Ontario) and it’s got a lot of very nice old homes and a really cool downtown core.  There was also a really nice neighborhood up on a hill that overlooked Lake Ontario; this was the upper class area and the houses were probably built around 1820.  While driving that area and a few others, I got a familiar feeling I sometimes get when I explore, where my heart starts to beat harder and faster, and I get the overwhelming feeling that I’m in an amazing place…and I feel very happy.

Of course, in moments like that I feel very alive…like I haven’t wasted the day…I’ve done something worth-while, no matter how small it really is to just drive around and explore new places.  Plus I get motivated to do more with my time so that I can one day live in an awesome place like that!

I wish I took a picture for you…which I often do while I’m out.  But just check that link above.

Anyway, look for some more posts from me in the future where I just talk about random things. 🙂

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  1. I agree! I moved a year ago and felt kind of lost until I started going out and exploring the areas around me. There is so much to see in this world and to learn about (I love and enjoy the history of places I visit-I began keeping a travel journal) would love hearing about all of your mini adventures…so please, share away and thank you for all that you do here.

    • Thanks Michelle. Yes, I often stop whenever I see a historical plaque; I figure if I learn something everyday that way, then my day was well-spent. It’s awesome you enjoy the history of places too. I am thinking about starting another site dedicated to my mini adventures. Still working out the logistics. 🙂 I’d like to hear about some of your travels too. Do you blog?

      • Hi Shawn, yes I like to blog; but haven’t in quite awhile; been more involved in offline writing instead. I do wish you well with your other site and encourage that; great idea! I’m positive that it would do just as well as this one and would be very interesting to your readers and perhaps,(ideal?) we could all contribute and briefly share our families mini adventures and experiences thereof as well. Good luck with those logistics!

  2. Hi Shwan,

    Can I take this opportunity to invite you to my hometown in Mumbai ?
    You may (or may not) have heard about the madness the city offers, but being a proper Mumbaiite, I can tell you that this vibrant city has loads to offer – both in terms of good and bad things.. Well, as they say the difference between a good and bad day is your attitude – so i am sure you will definitely enjoy it to the fullest.. and the memories you will get there will be with you for the months and years to come..

    Do visit Mumbai – I will be very happy if you do..

    Best Regards,
    Sandeep

    • I’d love to, Sandeep. I have always wanted to spend time in India and I eat at Indian restaurants all the time! I’ll let you know if I ever find the cash to fly out there!

  3. I love your quotes and make sure I use them in my psts often enough (alwaays giving credit)but sometimes FB does not allow me to publish them, do you know why?