Daily Prompt: TOURIST

You don’t have to travel the world to be a tourist.

I guess the word tourist has both positive and negative associations.

tourist- noun

  1. A person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure.

synonyms: vacationer, traveler, sightseer, visitor, backpacker, globetrotter, day-tripper, out-of-towner

The dictionary definition makes it sound wonderful and romantic.

I think the negative side of being a tourist is being lost or unaware of the pitfalls and danger of an area.

I have always loved the thought of traveling the world.  Exploring new places.  Meeting people.  Experiencing exotic sights, sounds, smells, and flavors.

Someday, I will travel the world, but until then my consolation is:

“I can travel anywhere in my mind.”

I can travel the world through books, movies, documentaries, and the stories of others.  Use my imagination to reach beyond my current horizon.

It IS possible to be a tourist even in your own home town.  Try something new.  Visit a place you have never been.

Explore.  You don’t need money to be a tourist.  You can go for walks and discover the hidden gems.

All you need is some quality time and time is all we have.

2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: TOURIST

    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading! I have noticed that living with a mentality of an explorer has helped me become more observant and to enjoy life’s little everyday blessings!

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