Get lost!

I am not trying to scare you away. Honest. I am one of the rare people who enjoy getting lost.  It’s just my preferred way of traveling.  I am always lost.  I am used to it.  I even get lost on the Swamp Rabbit Trail [SRT is the local hiking/biking trail in my area]  Sometimes it is an uncomfortable feeling–like being lost in the bad part of town, but most often, it leads to interesting discoveries.  Even when I have a map, I still get lost.  Most often because I don’t want to pull it out while walking down the street.   But being lost can give you lots of opportunities.

  • The opportunity to talk to strangers [and see that people are good].
  • The opportunity to practice speaking in a foreign language [if you are outside where your native tongue is spoken].
  • The opportunity to practice map reading skills.
  • The opportunity to  figure things out on your own.
  • The opportunity to go with the flow.

I have gotten lost at some point on nearly every trip I have ever been on.  Some are funny even now.  A couple times were truly scary and involved scary men with big guns, but I wouldn’t trade the experiences for anything.


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