The relationship between self discovery and long term travel is a mysterious beast. Although it’s true that big trips can have profound affects on people, the self discovery, if there is one, rarely follows the Eat, Prey, Love formula of a scenic a ha! moment bringing spiritual enlightenment. This happens, I’m sure. But it’s far from what should be expected of the road.
In an effort to remove some of the ambiguity of how self discovery comes about through travel, I want to talk for a moment about fishbowls.