Amazing Travel Lessons that I learned from Disney Songs

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 11th, 2016 Posted in Inspiration and Love Stories, Travel Blog 13 Comments

Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)

“Every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name.”

All places and things have a story. Traveling improves your knowledge about history. When I was studying, the word “sundial” is just another term to memorize for identification part of the test. Now that I’ve seen one, I was able to appreciate it and learn how to use it.

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Deoksugung Palace, Korea 2016

“But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger. You’ll learn things you never knew.”

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Bukchon Hanok Village, Korea 2016

Instead of putting yourself in someone’s shoes, why don’t you put yourself in someone else’s traditional costume? Trying out the Hanbok (Korea’s traditional dress) made me feel that I’m a Korean. It made me giggle to try what “Jang Geum” of Jewel in the Palace was wearing. (Not to mention the 200 likes in my profile picture. Hihi!)

A whole new world (Aladdin)

“I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid!”

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Petite France, Korea 2016

Don’t settle in one place for too long. The world is a wonderful place to explore. It is shining, shimmering, and splendid!  You’ll never know what you’re missing. Don’t just be the “liker,” be the “uploader” of the #travelgoals.

“Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?”      

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Jongmyo Shrine, Korea 2016

Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, or for someone to invite you to travel. As a millennial, you have the money and energy to travel. How long will you wait before you start traveling? How many signs do you need? Let your heart decide!

“A whole new world, A new fantastic point of view, No one to tell us no or where to go or say we’re only dreaming.”

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Changdeokgung Palace, Korea 2016

I believe that solo travelers experience less hassle. We can move at our own pace. No one can tell us where to go or what to eat. We have the full control of our itinerary. Traveling gives us freedom and a sense of independence.

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Reflection (Mulan)

“Can it be, I’m not meant to play this part?”

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Mt. Batulao, Philippines 2015

I was happy with my job in the Philippines. I was a teacher in an international school. The only thing I don’t like about it is the lack of compensation and time to travel. When I was in the Philippines, I can only travel on holidays. I left my job to earn more and travel. If you’re not satisfied, go! You’re not a tree.

A dream is a wish your heart makes (Cinderella)

“Have faith in your dreams and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through.”

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Nami Island, Korea 2016

Being a Filipino, it was my childhood dream to experience snow. Going to Nami Island is like hitting two birds with one stone. I was able to see the place of “Cholo and Jodie” in Endless love Winter Sonata, and I was able to experience snow!

Part of your world (Little Mermaid)

“I’m ready to know what the people know, ask ’em my questions, and get some answers”

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D.eoksugung Palace, Korea 2016

While traveling, I’ve learned to be confident. I’ve learned how to ask people for directions. I’ve learned a new language. Don’t be afraid to interact with other people. They can educate you.

If you can dream

“There is a world where hope, and dreams can last for all-time
A wondrous place to go, you’ll know it when your heart finds”

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Petite France, Korea 2016

If you can dream, you can make it. Don’t let your dreams just be dreams. Make it happen. Petite France is the nearest place where I can experience Europe. Few years from now, I’ll go to Europe.

Mother knows best (Tangled)

“Mother knows best, listen to your mother. It’s a scary world out there.”

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Hundred Islands, Philippines 2014

Listen to your mom, when she says that you should put your money in different pockets. Listen to her, when she says that you must learn how to cook your meal, and wash your clothes. Listen to her, when she says that you have to sort your clothes before washing.  Listen to your mother! Trust me. I’ve learned it the hard way. LOL. If you feel lonely or lost, your mother is just a call away.

I can go the distance (Hercules)

“I am on my way, I can go the distance, I don’t care how far somehow I’ll be strong, I know every mile will be worth my while”

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Namsan Seoul Tower, Korea 2016

Traveling isn’t a problem if you’re in a relationship. My boyfriend and I don’t live in the same country for a year now. It may seem hard, but distance isn’t a problem if both of you are committed. The relationship is more than physical; you can experience a deep level of emotional intimacy. If you can survive the distance, you can survive anything together.

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About the Writer

Karla Obispo ProfileKarla Obispo is a solo traveler who values experience rather than comfort. She’s a native of the Philippines and a graduate of Development Communication. She left her teaching job in an international school to travel and teach around the world. Although she has a poor sense of direction, she doesn’t mind getting lost and exploring new places. She lives curious, dreams plenty, and loves whole. She’s fond of taking selfies and OOTD’s in tourist spots. She visits one tourist spot every week. Follow her blog and adventures on Travel with Karla.

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13 thoughts on “Amazing Travel Lessons that I learned from Disney Songs

  1. All millenials dont have money. We aren’t all rich. So saying ‘all’ millenials have the money to travel is ignorant dont u think. There are so many of us who would love to travel but cant because not all of us get paid over minimum wage and even if we did a whole lot of have student loans, parents to take care of and a lot more. Trust me, id love to spend all my money experiencing the world too

  2. Great article! Can you share your experience about being a teacher around the world? I just moved to Bangkok looking for an intl school but I think I wanna do that, too.

    1. Thanks Abbie! As of now, I’m not teaching in an international school. The salary is not that high but it’s relatively higher than my salary in Philippines. The best part of being a teacher in another country is when you also learn their language and culture while you teach. I also get to travel once a week because there are tons of affordable tourist spots around Seoul. I’m planning to move to another country after a year or two.
      Btw, before moving to another country, I usually apply online first.

  3. Can’t wait to experience all these! Thank you so much for all the tips (and even arranging my itinerary). kakainggit po kayo 🙁 sobra!

  4. TRAVEL AND TEACH THE WORLD. I really appreciate what you’re doing right now! You truly are blessing to all of your students. This blog made me aspire of something more. I hope that I could also travel the world someday! ??

  5. To travel is to live! Thanks for sharing the life lessons you have learned! This blog made me reflect a lot of things about life. 🙂

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