I’m not sure if I was born with it, or if I became a wanderer… But certainly there was an allure in getting lost, going to new places, finding unexpected situations and getting out of my comfort zones.
Travel is certainly a state of mind, and for some of us is an addictive state of mind and I’d like to say a word of my thoughts on it, being in the travel business and in Camino Travel for so long.
Probably my first insight is that we wander to escape from the daily pressure, even as children, the World is filled with concerns and stress, and we become exhausted. As we get out to the road, to a new path, all of this is forgotten and curiosity sets in, looking at buildings and people, little things like the title of a book someone is reading, or how joy fills an honest unknown smile on the street, or huge like the future of humanity. The lack of pressure allows me to see things clearly and breath.
There is a second thought on this, open skies and movement. Whenever I travel by land, I like to see the road (Or the train track) underneath passing by really fast, and wander how many miles have I traveled. The ability to move, to see the open sky and to go wherever I want whenever I want is one of my symbols of freedom. And travel certainly gives you that.
But there is something else in movement: Growth. Inner growth. My mother used to tell me “Wherever you go, you go with yourself” as a way to calm down my traveling dreams. And with time, this has proven to be right. However, new people, ideas, traditions and habits, languages and places that expand your consciousness like a 3D sort of book that goes into your mind in high definition. The view of the World becomes wider and the thoughts refine. And I have learned that sometimes, traveling alone enhances this growth, without a doubt.
Traveling allows you to Live, with capital L. It gives you personal insights opening the heart and the mind.
For us at Camino is a privilege to be a bridge between our travelers and all of the possible experiences to live in Costa Rica, where Life is concentrated. We do believe in this, and take our expertise and translate it into memorable experiences for our clients. We know we are not providing things, not even services (Although we do), we are facilitating Life, with capital L, and Freedom with capital F. We strive to make our passengers soar through their own usual life understandings and open their minds and souls to a completely new set of fantastic meanings… and yes, memories!
We know, at the end, that our work is meaningful as our passengers not only become richer in experiences but happier and more fruitful people in their own lives. And that, for us in our Camino Travel office, is the ultimate satisfaction.