Another day in another airport on another early morning to another home for another adventure. This is our routine and we can’t get enough of it. We are the millennials who feel an unquestionable need to travel, and we want you to understand why.
Are we chasing adventure or running from life?
Maybe a little bit of both, we know you seem to think so. We are accustomed to being miles away from the comforts of home surrounded by complete strangers – all vagabond transient wanderers much like ourselves. We miss you, our families, dearly, but love to be around those who understand what our lifestyle demands. And for reasons unknown to us, we feel that you don’t.
Our lifestyle is both a blessing and a curse
Living minimalistic lifestyles out of backpacks or vans. Endlessly moving between hostels or homestays. Creating an insanely long list of past roommates, travel mates, bunkmates and flat mates – each one coming and going on an endless journey of their own. Sacrificing every holiday, birthday and special occasion that comes and goes just to feed our addiction of experience. We read every Forbes article on being a digital nomad, getting more inspired with every one. Can you blame us for not wanting the 9-5 weekly office grind when we can accomplish the same from a villa in Bali?
Our dependence on adventure; our obsession to explore
They say not all who wander are lost, but that doesn’t mean us wanderers have any idea what the hell we’re doing or where the hell we’re going. Half the time we don’t stop moving long enough to find out. Chasing a state of mind more then a place, while at the same time hoping to find that state of mind in a new place. We couldn’t find it at home so we packed our bags and set off searching.
We never know if we’re coming or going
Permanently visiting maybe, we can’t say for sure, but the bags never seem to stay unpacked very long. We can’t help that we feel such a need to go. Such a need to see more, explore more and do more. The world is too big a place for us to stay still for too long.
We are a special breed of humans all crossing paths, swapping stories and creating memories together because our loved ones are miles away. All from different places but sharing the same need. To travel, to live, to explore, to experience, to understand – in ways so many others will never get to. All we know is that we need to keep exploring.