You Haven’t Seen It All
The surface area of the Earth is 197 million square miles. If the entire population of the world lived in a city as dense as New York, it would be the size of Texas. Texas is 268,820 square miles. Even if the whole world were in one spot, there would still be 732+ times that area to explore elsewhere. Considering that, when you travel, you must realize that you haven’t seen it all. You haven’t seen near all there is to see, and new discoveries are just waiting on the open road. Not only will you find new cities, towns, attractions, resorts, destinations and adventure as you travel, but it will never be the same again. You read that right. You can spend a year circling the globe on the same road and never have the same experience twice–maybe that’s a reason so many people in modernity have begun to develop the wanderlust? The fact is, communities develop. They transition, they grow, they change. Some get better, some get worse. Old businesses fold, or they expand, or they move. New businesses take their place, or snag a residence right across the street. That’s not to mention political upheaval or neighborhood developments.
To top it all off, the climate changes. People think of forests all wrong; they believe them to be static entities entirely rooted to one spot. That’s for the short term. In the long term, forests migrate with temperate ecology like a lichen over a shady surface. While the lichen can move so far in a year, it may take a forest a decade to do the same, or even a century. But there’s no denying human development actually can have a hand in positive climate change.
Consider a mountain town in Colorado nestled close against the Rockies. Well, as you travel east over the plains, the ecology transitions into desert. But in the older towns who have had time to develop the area over a hundred years or more, temperate climates yield exceptional moisture uncharacteristic to the region. More trees have been planted, and water has been requisitioned to care for hundreds of thousands of people. This has moistened the climate, making it more amenable to vegetation, and thus increasing the vegetation as more humidity facilitates more regular precipitation cycles. Slowly, the forest comes down from the mountain and meets with the forest of man, and the two become a continuous chain.
As the world transitions, new discoveries are made every day. The oceans are being tapped because technology is allowing mankind to plumb their depths for secrets the likes of which confound the highest dreams of science fiction aficionados consumed in building space-castles in the air. A great example is Maryland. You can find cheap hotels in Ocean City, MD that are of resort quality. They’re right on the beach, with palm trees nestling near lawn chairs next to a beautiful surf continuously singing songs of adventure in a gentle, softly swaying way. Especially if you’re traveling for a purpose vetted by a crowdfunding platform, you may be able to make travel profitable.
A lot of people forget about the northeast coast. Seattle and Oregon are terribly beautiful, but Maryland, Maine, Rhode Island–there are some picturesque, temperate, humid, beautiful vacation spots all up and down this area. Cheap hotels are easy to find and often have great deals. All you’ve got to do is get out and travel; the wonders you find may blow your mind. Nigh-infinite discovery awaits.