10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #10

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #10

You don’t have to be Mother Teresa to be great. I hate to break it to you, but no one will ever do what Mother Teresa did, because she was the only Mother Teresa the universe ever saw. There is no other Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, or Beyonce. There is no other You, and that is your power. 

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #9

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #9

Author Jen Sincero nails it: "We're on a planet that somehow knows how to rotate on its axis and follow a defined path while it hurtles through space! Our hearts beat! We can see! We have love, laughter, language, living rooms, computers, compassion, cars, fire, fingernails, flowers, music, medicine, mountains, muffins!” 

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #8

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #8

For the love of all that is decent in this world, don't stick your chopsticks upright in your rice in Japan, wear a crop top in Vatican city, or blow your nose in public in China. Everybody's got their own ideas of right, and they ARE right. But so are you. Get it?

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #7

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #7

If the booming selfie stick industry can tell us anything, its that we are f***ing serious about getting photos of ourselves in places other than home. For some reason, everything is worth photographing when we're on vacation. What if we looked at the stop sign on our street corner with that kind of awe? 

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #5

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #5

We know money is a currency. We want as much of it as we can get, generally speaking. We think carefully about how we spend it, because (for most of us), it doesn't grow on trees. But - and this is a big but - money is a renewable resource. You can always earn more of it. What about time? 

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #4

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #4

If unplugging is the new luxury travel, what does that say about our mental health at home? We've got a few suggestions for finding inner peace on your average tuesday (suggestions that won't cost $600 a night to have your phone taken away). 

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #3

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #3

Why are we balls-ier on vacation than we are at home? A bowl of grasshoppers at lunch. Zip lining through the jungle. Taking the subway (hey - everyone has a different level of ballsy). What if we approached the average Tuesday that way? Reason #3 to think like a traveler at home: Why Not Try It? 

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #2

10 Reasons To Think Like A Traveler @ Home | #2

Why do we reserve total amazement for vacations to the 7 Wonders of the World, and not for playing with an empty cardboard box? Take a hint from expert travelers and tiny children with Reason #2 to think like a traveler at home: total dumbfounded wonder. 

Why Wander?

Why Wander?

"Not all who wander are lost." That quote has a real cheese ball ring to it, TBH. I can picture the merchandise available on Amazon: wall art, coffee mugs, journals - it's the current answer to the office inspiration cat poster (clinging to a tree "hang in there!"). But strip the phrase of it's sell-ability and I remember how true it is ...