Experience the world, why travel is the new cryptocurrency.
Modern globalization has taken a toll on society in ways we never thought possible. With the click of a button, the black mirrors in our pockets, the Windows and Macs on our desks, they transport us anywhere we want to be. Choose a spot, any spot, and with a few short clicks you are there, visually, intellectually and in every academic, empirical way possible… But, not emotionally.
When thinking back to a location, we do not remember the colors. We do not recall the facts, the percentages, or the history. What we conjure, from the deepest places of our neuron-network is… the emotion. The feeling, the undefined substance of being human is what envelopes us. Only traveling to the destinations where society flourished can satisfy our hunger to belong.
It was 2005, and I distinctly remember walking under the Colosseum, in Rome, Italy. I do not remember if it was completed in 81 A.D. by Titus, or was it Caligula? I do not recall if pieces of it were used to rebuild St. Peters Basilica after a horrible earthquake. What devours my thoughts is the feeling that made my hair stand when I was physically there. Frankly, I hardly remember what I saw or heard, the essence of the experience was emotional. I can feel the steps of hundreds of horses under my skin, as the collective consciousness of the thousands of people that died and lived there ran through me. We understood what it was to be there, as if having a past-life experience.
You can’t search this feeling on Google or Bing. The collective consciousness is a term used in sociology as a set of believes or moral attitudes shared by a large group, unifying the culture. Many more progressive academics believe there is something more than memory that creates these thoughts. They assert that within our DNA, something is creating a hive mind, or a cloud that we possess on a dimension science still can’t understand, generation from generation.
Did you know, that each of the thousands of mirrors throughout the rooms of Versailles cost the same as building a warship at the time? That is an interesting fact, and looking at these huge pictures from within the grand rooms of those French palaces, one can get a glimpse of the glamour. But when we were standing there… and the sun glimpsed its rays from behind a cloud, a beam hit a mirror within the room, then another, then another… I realized why that French ruler was called The Sun King. We were engulfed with light and an experience was created. It was forever etched into our hearts. The light that flooded the palace seemed to come from the very face of God, or whatever deity you call yours.
You can’t buy that experience. You can buy the books, the pictures, the movies… But the solar warmth, dancing around your body in the grand ballroom of one of the world’s greatest kings remains priceless. The empathy for all those people who walked those halls is exactly what the hive-mind of humanity saves within its files. And for that piece of data, you must travel.
For this reason, travel blogs are among the most popular. These writers are monetizing on their experiences, and people long for them. But again, no matter how much you read, the collective human experience is waiting for you. From destination to destination, memories are the newest currency in the modern digital world. Because honestly, there is no app for that.
The trend also brings some important companies into the mix: international private medical insurance. These companies, along with their respective administrative affiliates such as the above mentioned TPA’s have taken the responsibility of developing the technology and systems to not only pay for the cost of health of its members, but to ensure the quality and compliance of the providers who serve them.
WellAway Limited, for example, partners with its T.P.A. to grow an international network and develop innovative techniques and progressive technologies to provide medical insurance to its ever growing and constantly moving membership. In turn, groups, individuals and families can benefit from the remote and developed systems that provide health benefits, hospitalization and emergency coverage for continuous care and support to meet their needs with a high annual limits and preventive services. Even in the globalization vs healthcare, water and oil era, they are one of the up and coming international insurers breaking the old mold of the health and wellness world.
For more information about Third Party Administration services and International Private Medical Insurance, visit one of the above-mentioned company’s websites: