Although traveling can be relaxing and rewarding, the physical demands of travel can be stressful, particularly for travelers with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS). With adequate preparation, however, those with AS can have safe and enjoyable trips. This site has general recommendations for advising patients with AS.
Travelling is the best way of having new experiences.
Imagine climbing a mountain or going for a walk on the beach, or going to a museum or going to a national park.
Imagine the infinite possibilities travelling opens up for us.
In our daily life, we don’t really have time to think about things that matter, and travelling gives us the time: to think, to reflect, and to wonder about the big questions of our lives and maybe even the big questions of the universe.
When we escape from the place we spend most of our time, the mind is suddenly made aware of all those errant ideas we’d suppressed. We start thinking about obscure possibilities that never would have occurred to us.
Travelling is the best way of gaining new perspective, new points of view about leading our lives. We can meet so many people along our journey, and they all influence us in some way. We can just forget about our petty problems for a small amount of time and understand that there are a lot of people who are struggling for bare necessities in life.
I think the travel writer Paul Theroux puts it beautifully with this quote, “The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.”