Wanderlust – Inherited Gene from Father

With Father’s day approaching I think back on some of my fondest memories with my Dad growing up.  Growing up in a broken home I only saw Dad on Sunday’s basically, when he would pick me up for the day visitation.  Every visitation he would plan a different place to go. We explored museums, cultural events, zoos and never ending entertainment.  While I am sure much thought went into the day explorations,  growing up in the Pittsburgh, Pa area provided many cultural opportunities. Many times as a young child I would find myself bored with historical sites and museums.   Now as an adult I visit them myself and appreciate the knowledge gained.  After all, visiting historical sites in person is better than sitting as a young child listening to a teacher tell his or her version of it.  In person I can get a perspective on size, smell and interpret my on vision on what took place back in time.

Recently I booked a trip to Washington, DC, which brought back many memories of the times I spent with my Dad on the weekend.  I now fully appreciate the wanderlust and adventure he stirred up in me.

Looking up the definition of wanderlust below is a quote I found:

The wanderlust gene is so powerful. It appears that the DRD4 gene is more predominant in the traveling type of person,” Maslar tells Condé Nast Traveler. “Dopamine is the liking hormone, and when you want to get more, it doesn’t sate you—you get hooked.”Jun 12, 2017

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-science-of-wanderlust

Now I realize I have inherited the DRD4 gene from my father.  Wanderlust is a condition that can only be cured by traveling MORE

** This is a collaborative post***

Here is a great contest below to help me win another trip to sate my condition “Wanderlust”   Sorry only good in United States, who knows you may win too!

https://smsummer.com/u/qy_valerie

 

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