Most of us rush from one place to another, too caught up in the business of our own minds to pay attention to the world around us. Even when we travel to faraway places, we carry our usual frenetic thoughts with us. soothedinthecity.com
The truck is moody. It’s like a toddler who drags his feet on cold dark winter mornings, throws fits, and refuses to get going. Even with an engine block heater, a battery blanket, an oil change, new fuel filters, anti-gel fuel additive, and another battery blanket, it keeps dying on us.
We go out in the mornings to start the truck and… nothing. goforth-explorer.com
Never did I think I’d be celebrating this day on a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean, having visited over 150 countries and territories around the world.
Published in the June 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)