“Sometimes go to the places you don’t want to go. If we just stay comfortable, we never grow.”
– Jack Maxwell
Many people travel to escape. Call it vacation, a sabbatical, or just a get-away, the idea is to go places you’ve always dreamt of. Once you get there, you do all those things you’ve always wanted to, even if that’s nothing at all. That’s what vacations were made for!
There are those, though, who view travel as an agent of change. It’s an opportunity to learn, explore, and grow. An opportunity to come back as someone new. As another of our favorite quotes goes, “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
Jack Maxwell drives home the transformative power of travel, and the value of leaving your comfort zone. It may be nice to revisit the familiar, or finally cross that dream destination off of your bucket list, but Southie Jack is right: “Sometimes go to the places you don’t want to go. If we just stay comfortable, we never grow.”
About Jack Maxwell
Coming from the southside of Boston, the Travel Channel host refers to himself as Southie Jack. He is a professional actor with more than twenty years’ of credits in films and television, ranging from the Power Rangers to 24. In 2014, he was cast for the Travel Channel’s Booze Traveler, where he’s been a viewer favorite.
We caught up with Jack at the 2017 Travel Adventure Show, where he charmed the audience and shared his personal and professional experiences. Shortly after that, he publicly revealed a cancer diagnosis, but continued filming season 4 of The Booze Traveler.
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In 2017, Hurricane Maria brought widespread devestation to the Caribbean. Recovery efforts will be counted in years. Sometimes, travel not only gives you the opportunity to grow, but to help. Whether that help comes in the form of labor and disaster recovery, or helping tourism grow again, it is always appreciated. The ravaged Caribbean islands might not be the first place you’d want to go, but they are places where you can grow, and help.
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