What’s Your Travel Style?
Someone recently asked what all countries I’ve been to. I feel weird answering since I never wanted to have the “check off syndrome.” You know when people refer to countries as being “done.” “Oh I’ve done this place and we did that place…” I don’t “do” countries, I try to experience them and delight my senses through the smell and taste of the local culture and the adventure of taking in outdoor activities.
When I think of India I see a swirl of brilliant Saris, hear the exhilarating traffic of touktouk’s and smell deep, pungent spices.
In Ireland I see the lush emerald green hills, hear the fiddles of Doolin and the rattle and hum of the pubs (pun intended).
In Guatemala I smell the wood-smoked black beans, taste the fresh buttery avocado and visualize the weave of Mayan textiles.
Every time I travel, it only makes me want to travel more. Everywhere I go I learn about places I’ve never heard of!
So…here’s my “list” but please know, that with each of these places there are stories. No matter how simple or exotic – from the lobster shacks in Maine to the smoldering campfires of Texas, I try to appreciate everywhere I go, take nothing for granted and and always leave wishing I could go back for more; besides
for every place I’ve been there’s about 10 more waiting, hence the Wanderlist!
I encourage you to stop “doing” and simply exist, slow down, breathe and take in your surroundings, even at home!
Chances are you’ll discover the unexpected and those moments may end up being your most cherished memories.