From the mailbag: “I make it a point to visit a new country each year.”

From Dennis in Chicago:

I too enjoy travel and have been to many places, and despite the fact that I’m now 41 and entrenched in a career, I make it a point to visit a new country each year, or at least have 1 travel adventure each year.

From the mailbag: “I can not bear the thought that I may have to settle here…”

From M in New York:
"There have been vital points in my life that have completely changed who I am.  Leaving the country at four years old to visit Paris, was just the beginning of my passion for traveling.  Visiting my Spanish family for the first time at seven years old, made me realize that I can identify myself as a Spaniard.  Jumping off the Nevis in New Zealand, changed me into the dare devil I am today.  Studying in Florence, Italy, helped me realize I have a passion for art, and that I will undoubtedly live in Italy again… 

"…I feel more like a tourist in my own life than I ever felt traveling.  I can not bear the thought that I may have to settle here with a corporate job and give up my dream of traveling the world."  

From the mailbag: the vicarious bolt

From Karen in Victoria:

"I’m now married with a 9mo baby…never thought my wanderlust would be cured… I still love to travel and I still feel the occasional phantom pang to bolt but…now firmly rooted. It was great to “bolt” vicariously."