Road Tripping

Ever since I can remember I have had an obsession with travelling. Maybe it’s in my blood – my family have travelled all over the world – but it is something I have always loved. I feel more alive and inspired when I am travelling than when I am static.

I often feel an overwhelming hunger to be on the road. It’s hard sometimes, to explain to people who don’t experience it, but it is a need that feels as tangible to me as the need for water or air. I am happy where I live, and it’s not dissatisfaction which makes me want to travel, it is just a longing to experience life as fully as possible, and I don’t think that I can do that by staying in one place. Someday I dream of packing a bag and spending years on the road, meeting new people and exploring new cultures. There are so many places I want to see and not enough time to see them all.

For now there is too much going on here to go away for long, so I have to make do with short adventures like this road trip I went on with Ellis at the start of summer. We drove with no destination in mind, just following the white lines of the road. We ended up in the West Coast of Scotland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We visited towns that were so small you could only get to them from one tiny little dirt track road, and we went what felt like hours without passing another car. It is so beautiful and peaceful up in the mountains and I can’t wait to spend more time there.

“The freedom and simple beauty is too good to pass up”
Chris McCandless, Into the Wild

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Comments

  • Natasha Bell

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Makes me wanna drive miles and miles to be amongst all this. I feel so free after looking at these! Thanks friend xxx

  • Aunty Christine

    Love these pics Sam. xxx

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