Being active on social media as I am, I like connecting with fellow travellers – to make new friends around the world, meet like minded fellow humans, help each other out, and last but not least: feed my own wanderlust.
There are a lot of different styles of travel. As I write in my Happiness book, I’d probably never be a permanent nomad who’d leave everything behind for a permanent life on the road. I enjoy having a place to come home to.
The other day someone followed me on Twitter, who’s name said as much as “51 countries and counting”. An impressive number – But who’s counting? I’m sorry – I think you got it all wrong.
For example – I haven’t seen all of Italy. But I’m blessed to know what it’s like to have had an apartment in Rome for a while, with its own massive roof top terrace above the open windows of a traditional Italian restaurant. You’ve guessed it – I enjoyed live music on my own terrace every night in the heart of Rome.
Admitted, I do keep track of most of the places I visit. I might have thrown out a number or two. And while I’ve seen most corners of this planet there’s also a lot left to explore. Either way – I’m still not counting. It’s the experience that I carry with me always, not the number of countries, photographs, or stamps in my passport.
Wilko van de Kamp Author
WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca