Daniel & Rozita Shortell
Daniel & Rozita Shortell
Our lives are a compilation of the many experiences we have as we blaze our own unique trail through the continuum of time.These experiences define who we are, chisel our behaviours, and influence how we blend into the increasingly complex world around us. Our daily routines provide us with the comfort of stability, a known outcome, a rhythm to follow and a cage we grown to love and hate.
In the US, an intensely capital-driven society promotes a lifestyle of consumption and imbues in the masses a continued sense of deficiency unless we have the latest fashion worn by the socialite du jour or the latest gadget from Apple. These notions of consumerism reinforce our belief that the cage is our safe place and we should work harder to furnish it well with the latest trappings whether it is an expensive new car to better articulate our societal position, a healthier, greener lawn to compete with the neighbors, or a bigger house to store all the dust-covered crap we have accumulated over the years. All the while, we often forget that we are only blessed with a limited amount of time and an ever diminishing amount of energy with which to experience the vast reaches beyond our cage. This may sound trite, however, its importance should be underscored as our uniquely human intellect and desire for knowledge and understanding cannot be satiated with a constant cycle of work, buy, sleep and eat. There must be something more. Eexperiences that challenge our beliefs, expose our limitations, and enlighten our perspective. For us, this “something more” is travel.
With this in mind, we have set out to explore a tiny fraction of the many countries, languages, cultures, and lifestyles that color the globe. We are in search of adventure, knowledge and an experience that can further round our perspective of the world. With nothing more than 2 backpacks, 2 spongy minds and a host of technological gadgetry, we will travel ‘round the world to see what's what.
So please, join us on our travels and let us know your thoughts as we roam around outside our cage to experience life from just a few of the many different perspectives in order to understand who we are and how we fit into the whole human experience.
On a totally unrelated subject, my debut novel, Where's Unimportant
, is available now! Check it out and find purchase links on my website: