The Globe Trotter

I'd love to travel all over the world, even though I know the odds are against it. Just hop into a wheelchair accessible van and travel all over the place. Name any one of them, I'd want to see as many as possible. Maybe it's the strength of my desire that makes me want to see so many places and the knowing that I never will. Still, it's nice to dream. I'd photograph the experience, so as not to forget a blessed minute.

I'm in a nursing home now and I don't own a van, so it's unlikely I'll be doing any exploring except on-line. But it's still nice to dream.
hamster1971 hamster1971
41-45, F
6 Responses Jul 26, 2012

I met a guy recently, named Bruno. He is paralysed from the waist down. Bruno is wheelchair bound - in body only. Bruno lives on a catamaran, sails everywhere and even walks on the beach with his wheelchair. You can do anything you wish - only your will determines what the boundaries are. Hang in there and if you would rather do by dreaming - thats ok too. Dream it an experience it through someone elses eyes.

I love it

I came across this story last night after having to file BK at 30 years old. I feel like I have no choice but to start a new. I've loved and practiced photography nearly my whole life. I promise that I wrote this note right before I read your story. "I am going to become a photojournalist or die trying" I am in awe of your ambitious story and your willingness to dream! It has giving me so much hope and when I set out to reach my goals which is today I will always remember this story... Thank you so much... Also, there is a great crowd donation website called Its dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams by making a profile and getting people to donate. NO MATTER what the haters say, I've personelly seen this site be successful on a number of occasions. I would love to help you out if you wish to set a profile up because after all, I feel its owed after the inspiration you have instilled in me. email me: check my profile because I believe they wont let me post my email address. This is not Spam....... its me, Ryan

Your comment touched me deeply.

Peace, hamster1971

Good for you! I think travel is mind expanding (and fun). I love to watch documentaries and read books about other places. Lately I've been reading about game preserves in Africa. I think they call it being an "armchair traveler". Hold onto your dreams. You never know what may be around the next corner!

I grew up studying several languages, wanting to put them to good use. I think that's what inspired the dream. I've also been an armchair traveller all my life. I am very bright and gifted, so it is very frustrating being where I am now.

You are only limited by yourself. If you have the desire and will just go for it if you are able or have help.

It IS nice to dream :) Good luck. I hope you get to do that one da! I have the same dream as you and I'm working towards it. Hopefully I'll be able to make it happen soon.