Travel Origins

I’m always energized by travel.

At first I thought travel was unique to me and my world. I realized sensations from travel and mapped them back to identifying as someone who simply loved to travel. Additionally, I thought some people simply disliked travel.

However, I now believe that travel is innate to the human experience. It’s a part of our human origins. It’s part of who we are.

For example –

We come from origins of hunter gatherers who moved from one space to another as the seasons change. We do NOT come from origins of sitting in buildings and towns for long periods of time with the same environment.

This is why travel helps us feel excited and refreshed.

We come from origins of daily movement, hunting and work with our hands. We do NOT come from origins of sitting behind a computer for hours, relying on others for food, and only working with our minds.

This is why travel helps us feel well, nourished and accomplished.

We come from origins of seeking new territory and horizons with a lot of uncertainty. We do NOT come from origins of staying put and confident with GPS to show us the way to everything.

This is why travel helps us feel more alive and aware.

You see, travel is a core part of the human experience. It’s part of what we come from and what we’re designed to do.

Travel helps us feel human.


Ali Jafarian

Ali is a creator and coach who's passionate about guiding people to their truth. That's a fancy way of saying he wants to help people realize their most authentic life. He's a family man, entrepreneur, conscious technologist, explorer, podcast host and many other things that inspire him to stay curious and learn. He's also a huge advocate for nature, hiking, adventure, testing physical limits and experiencing the natural world.