Some animals travel out of necessity. Droughts dry up the water and food supply. Winter makes their summer home inhabitable. Others, such as turtles and certain birds migrate annually for a variety of reasons. Us humans are unique in that we travel for as many reasons as there are grains of sand.
Some travel for work. Some travel to escape the place they’ve always known. Some to see a place they’ve read about. Some travel for romance. Some travel for curiosity. The list is endless. Ultimately, we love to explore.
We look up at the sky and imagine what is beyond our planet. We wonder what lies at the bottom of the ocean. Adventure, new journeys, exploration. All of it is both frightening and exhilarating. Why else would we board a plane and trust our lives to a pilot we’ve never met to take us miles in the air and deliver us to another city?
Humans have always been curious. Boats and sea travel are common in almost every ancient civilization. Every group has had a sub-group of adventurers. The fearless ones who brought back colorful trinkets and stories from far away lands.
Being of the earth it seems only natural to explore the earth.
After all, who wouldn’t want to know all the beauty of his home?