At first, you could think that the destinations are the milestones of traveling but really, it’s the trip that helps you learn about the world and yourself.

When you decide to go to a new place, you learn along the way about what is important to you, what you enjoy doing and what you are willing to sacrifice or to scale down.

The act of removing yourself from your habits and natural environment and landing in a distant place is peculiar when you think of it but the journey is always worth it.

Here are a couple of the routes we took when we had the chance. By train, boat, car, scooter, bikes, planes and on foot.