Travel is Killing Me

“My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours”
― Charles Bukowski

USVI SunsetTravel is my love. It’s deeply rooted in my soul. Writing and owning Bucket List Publications has brought the world to my doorstep.  This year I visited 14 new countries and returned to many of my favorites from the past. It has consumed me. I’m always planning my next trip. It’s a drug and I’m high all the time. But it’s not a bad thing. I’m going to die doing what I love and taking as much in as humanly possible.

I just returned from a four day trip to Club Med Cancun where I tried trapeze, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, swimming in a cenote, catamaran sailing, dancing, and riding a bull. I’m exhausted, but tomorrow I will take the over-night flight to St. Lucia and start another new adventure at Windjammer Landing. I’ve found what I love and I’ll give it everything I have.

Have you found what you love?

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42 thoughts on “Travel is Killing Me

  1. You are living an exciting life! I love to travel and have been to many places but not like you! But I have other loves as well…traveling, writing, entertaining, reading, family… These are not in any order. I’m looking forward to pictures of this next trip you’re taking! 🙂

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  2. I learned to read when I was three. When I was seven, I got my first typewriter. I have twenty years of notes and poems and journal entries. I think it is safe to say I have always known what I love. Perhaps I need to give a little more of myself to this thing…

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  3. I will have 6 trips before the year is out. I love travel and I love writing and I love yoga and I love Muay Thai Kickboxing. Writing weaves throughout all my loves and I’ve paired yoga with martial arts and with writing (and my yoga mat travels with me) 🙂

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  4. Yes! I love traveling too. I also love sailing and being at sea. I keep trying to combine them. Every once in a while I manage to do that. That’s when I’m happiest. 🙂
    I love that picture on this post of yours.

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  5. Enjoy St. Lucia. It’s like paradise on earth. I highly recommend a tour of the rainforest. My wife and I did a tour with some other people. We were in jeeps going through the forest. Our tour guides were a bunch of Rastafarians. We had a blast and ended at a secluded beach. I also recommend a rum distillary tour. Both were awesome. I also recommend Pigeon Island. It was a fort that the British and French fought over. Now you can explore it and when we were there, we ate it this nice little restaurant on the island beach. It was beautiful. So many great things to see and do on St. Lucia.

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  6. I’m so jealous! I’m going through The Ultimate Travel Writers Program through the International Living magazine right now, because I want to do just this! The world is so diverse, and I really want to experience different cultures to be able to enhance my writing/fictional world building. I hope to be adding plenty of stamps to my passport soon 🙂

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  7. I must admit, I am a little jealous. 😉 I hope to one day find what I love doing most and then give it my all. Hopefully it won’t be too late. Keep on keeping on. I’ll check back to see what new experiences you encountered in St. Lucia. Have fun.

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  8. We travel a few months per year. We love travel too but we find ourselves longing for home after about a month on the road. We miss our home, friends and restaurants. You travel a lot more than us so I was wondering if you get travel fatigue after a while? Love your blog.

    Steve Milller, http://www.webetripping.com

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  9. I have found what I love. My wife. And she is not the jealous type. She allows me to play with my other great love on weekends and late into the night. And that is photography. Oh, sure, she might get a bit jealous if I were to photograph some young woman and then post process that photo all night long. But there is no threat of that for no one else interests me the way she does! 🙂

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  10. I think so. Encouraging others to not fear sharing their faith with others. This has been my phobia — and something to conquer. I even call it my adventure. That’s why I’m drawn to your blog.

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