Reason #7 | Pics Or It Didn’t Happen.
For better or worse, travelers are generally obsessed with documenting their experiences. While some people have gone off the deep end photographing literally every painting in the Louvre Museum, some travelers are more zen about it than others.
Always in the present moment, these guys don’t feel the need to take 1000 pictures, or buy the souvenirs. Those of you deeply passionate about travel or ‘vagabonding’ may be quick to bring that up, fair enough.
But - I’m willing to bet those of you in the zen group still find your own way of documenting, like journaling as you wander. Whether you’re snap happy with the selfie stick or Ernest Hemingway, nobody gets a high horse around here.
Why do we feel compelled to photograph the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa, the croissant on the table, the floor of the cafe? We don’t want to forget. We want to live in this moment forever. Suddenly, everything is important.
Ever seen a tourist in your hometown photographing a banal street sign? You’re thinking did I miss something? That is just a stop sign right? To them - everything here is photo-worthy.
Whether you fill up your phone’s camera roll at home or while halfway across the world doesn’t matter - but maybe if you looked at your drive to work with the awe and appreciation Stop Sign Guy does, you’d feel some magic too?