Experiencing a culture or a place doesn’t mean you are going to like it, but you have experienced it and isn’t that what the plane ride was for anyway?
Everyone has their own way to cope and heal. Everyone has their way of relaxing. Self-care isn’t just for when you are at home. (Reread that again and again.)
Has a bucket list just turned into an “it would be neat to-do” list? A societal, instagram-able, list of where to say you have been?
One thing I have learned in my travels is that it isn’t always the place you remember… you remember the experiences, the people. I was thinking back to a trip that I did last year: My partner and I decided to take the North Coast 500 road trip around the coast of Scotland (where my… Continue reading It’s all About the Experience, NOT the Destination
Just like tattoos, backpacking is always wonderful in thought, you do it and it really sucks, and after you look at the finished product and completely love it (forgetting the duration of the suck). Backpacking sounds so wonderful- doesn’t it? Greater amount of mobility, life on your back, trekking countries border-to-border, those wonderful pictures of… Continue reading Why Backpacking Sucks… and Why I Will Keep Doing It Anyways
Parents do this thing they call call worry. Now I am not a doctor but I think it is caused by a microchip implanted during the labour/adoption process that causes them to have irrational fears about their child’s wellbeing. Seemingly harmless things (such as living) causes parents, at any stage of parenthood, a great amount of grief.… Continue reading It will NEVER be a good time to travel, Mom.
I’m not sure when the expectation for the love of travel happened. It was probably around the time of the Wright Brother’s fancy new invention; where people would brag about where they had been and how “worldly” they are (In my opinion, you can visit the whole world and still not be worldly). But now… Continue reading Travelling is Not for Everyone (and that is OKAY!)