I used to think travel was all about me - me going into the world, discovering places and people, and finding something truly important. But the more I travel, the more it feels like it's quite the opposite: it's about what I can offer to the world, and how can I tell the stories of the places and people.
To me, one of the most fascinating things about travel is learning how similar, actually, how exactly the same we all are, and how many "normals" there are. It's normal to graduate from a university and get an office job and live in an apartment in the city but it's also completely normal to be a transgender shaman in the Caribbean, or dive for lobster for a living, or hunt flamingos, or play jazz and live in a hammock. So to add another reason to travel, - it's the realization how artificial borders and assumed differences between people are.
What's your #1 reason to travel?