‘Traveling to Europe Didn’t Change My Life’
Travel Blog • Michael Yessis • 03.23.11 | 3:28 PM ET
A contrarian take on the power of travel at Thought Catalog. Caitlin Rolls writes:
Travel is supposed to be this other-worldly experience. People always start looking all moony when they mention their travels, like suddenly they’re back in that musky tent in Morocco wrapped up in the paisley sarong they bought because they just, you know, really wanted to live it. They’ll explain that it was a really amazing experience that they can’t exactly put into words so why don’t they just show you the slide show they set to the music of Ravi Shankar? Super moving stuff but maybe the reason they don’t want to talk about it is because they’re afraid to admit that they came home exactly the same person they were when they left.
Of course, the sentiment has polarized the commentariat.