Date a girl who travels, because when you’re with her, you’ll realize that even though she’s napped at a temple in Angkor Wat, went boating down the Mekong Delta, ran by the streets of Saigon, or went skinny-dipping in the caves in the Philippines, she still retains that humility that is the mark of a real traveler.
She won’t judge you, or pressure you to do things you don’t want to do.
She knows too much about the importance of identity and self-efficacy, and she will appreciate all the more if you won’t pretend to be who you’re not.
Date a girl who would rather save up for out of town trips or day trips than buy new shoes or clothes.
She may not look like a fashion plate, but behind that tanned and freckled face from all the days out in the sun, lies a mind that can take you places and an open heart that will take you for what you are, not for what you can be. You’ll recognize her by the backpack she always carries.
You can make mistakes with a girl who travels, and you can also be as idiosyncratic as you can be.
Trust me, she has seen so much worse in her travels, and knows firsthand the vagaries of human nature.
Yes, a girl who travels knows that anytime, anything can happen and she just has to be prepared for it.
Nothing takes her by surprise; she takes everything with equanimity, knowing that such things are always a part of life.