Wanderlust: Why I love traveling (even for a work conference)

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One of the most exciting aspects of my new job is the opportunity to travel. I’ll be able to go to several conferences throughout the year and visit some new places, which is something I haven’t had the chance to do much (ie. nearly never).

Even though these are business trips, I’m still thrilled with the chance to travel. I love going new places, seeking out new experiences, and trying new things. The more I get to experience what the world has to offer the more I realize I’m only ever scratching the surface of what’s out there. This always fuels my curiosity which makes me want to see and experience and try even more.

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I’m not sure what it was exactly, but Cleveland reminded me quite a bit of Salt Lake City.

During my trip to Cleveland for Content Marketing World I had a few hours to spend on my own, so I took advantage and strolled the streets around Public Square on my way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was excited to see this museum, but I had an even better time than I had imagined.

Generally speaking, I love a good museum. One of my favorite Sunday activities is visiting the UMFA with my sister (which we don’t do nearly enough). While I love strolling through an art museum, art simply isn’t the equalizer that music is. Chances are most people have at least a couple distinct memories tied to the music and artists featured in the exhibits that allow for each person to experience the museum in a completely unique way.

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I had several of these moments at the museum. Music has always been one of the fastest ways to evoke an emotional response in me and most of the time I was walking around the exhibits with a silly grin that I just couldn’t shake. Like I said, even more fun than expected.

I also came to the realization that, even though my mother passed down her appreciation for and eclectic taste in music, there is still so much amazing music that I’m not familiar with. So now there’s a list of artists and albums I need to get acquainted with on my phone.

This is exactly why I love traveling. The more I learn, the more I want to learn. And even if I spent every minute of my life learning I’d still only scratch the surface. How’s that for a great challenge?

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