I never thought of myself as much of a traveller. I had friends who were clearly determined to be anywhere but where they actually were, but I always thought of myself as being tied to home.
That’s not the way things have worked out in my working life however, photography has opened doors to places I never knew existed, and has put me in more trains, planes and automobiles than I could have imagined.
And travelling has taught me a lot too.
Everyone should do it, if you can. There is no doubt that travel broadens the mind, and the skillset. I have more insight into people and places than staying at home could ever have given me, and as much as it sounds like a cliche, it has taught me a lot more about myself.
As I grow older, I’ve realised that growing up in Scotland I was happiest playing in the fields behind our garden, while I was only 20 metres from the house, I could have been a million miles away in my imagination.
That’s what I enjoy the most now when I travel, knowing that wandering to new places helps me to wonder, and wondering is often where the best journeys begin.