I just finished my half-month travel abroad. When I was in Krabi, I tried 4 Islands island hopping tour, and I met two westerners (they are both solo backpackers) who changed my view about traveling.
They do not have fancy cameras. They only took pictures of the places we visited using their phones. When we arrived at Chicken Island, those two excitedly dove into water and snorkeled. Most of the time, they were just enjoying the islands we visited by swimming and snorkeling.
Traveling is becoming a fad nowadays, and my close friends know how I loathe people who travel to prove that they are living a meaningful life.
I believe that traveling is not for everyone. You do not have to travel just to please the society that you are living your life to the fullest. If the idea of exploring a place you haven’t been to thrills you, I think traveling is for you. On the other hand, if all you want is to take a picture of you and post it on your social media accounts to please your followers and virtual friends, you might want to rethink. Don’t go waste your money and time to please people who do not really care about your life.
So, what is actually my point?
Take a few photographs or videos as your remembrance, but do not make it your first agenda. Live in the moment. Enjoy it. It will stay in your memory and heart for the rest of your life.
(Just to be clear: I do not, in any way, hate people who take pictures or record videos as their hobbies/work. Obviously.)