I travel because I like to shake up my routine. A college professor convinced me years ago that experimentation with different ways of doing things and breaking routines is exercise for the brain. It makes people more alert, healthier and helps to stave off Alzheimer’s disease.
I figure reading a map and navigating a new city or deciphering a menu in another language or seeing new plants and animals helps to keep my brain young. And it’s a lot more entertaining than trying to write or brush my teeth with my left hand.
And, most importantly, travel is fun.
(A few random travel photos)