Every time Eliot and I go on a trip, I get some weird comments from friends. Most are happy for us and start to venture out on their own.. Yet others question why we are gallivanting all over the globe. They don’t like to travel and have no interest in immersing themselves in other cultures.
I never really thought much about it until I read a story focusing on why people travel in Bit of News, a website that is a clearinghouse for news, comments and analysis on technology,science, economy, politics, and culture. I don’t know if this article is correct but it was an interesting read.
It seems that several scientists discovered that people with the DRD4 gene, love adventure, explore, and can’t sit still. They love journeys to faraway places and just enjoy new experiences.
While I am particular about a clean guest room, plenty of hot water, and excellent Internet service, I love going to foreign cities to see how other people live. In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would travel so much, but we were lucky to find friends who have the travel bug. One encourages the other, and off we go.
Click here to read why your gene pool may determine if you travel or stay home.