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.