Do you have the Wanderlust bug?
There is something stellar about taking a road trip with your girlfriends: those late-night chats, blasting the words to your favorite songs (in tune or not), dancing in circles with your arms in the air, swapping clothes, and sharing random thoughts and sacred secrets.
There is also something special about a romantic get-away with your partner, strolls down the beach, morning coffee, sunsets, adventure packed or relaxin or even perhaps a weekend away from the kids. To each their own ‘happy!”
Some of my best trips are with my family which I call my “four walls”. We create so many memories, exceptional moments, and even returning to locations that you may go back to over and over again.
Once you get the wanderlust bug, travel writer, Pico Lyer says it perfectly; “Travel is like love, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”
Exploring the world, even navigating travelling during the pandemic, has always made me happy. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a homebody, but travel is so exciting and gives you the opportunity to learn so much! My favorite parts are learning from the locals, the culture, the traditions, the food, the shopping, the art, the views, the excursions, and the wandering. Seeing something new brings me JOY!
The photos I included are from Sydney, Iceland, and the skyline of Singapore. These are just three of the remarkable places I’ve seen in this world. I don’t think I’ve regretted one trip. Travel doesn’t need to be global or exotic. Even the nine years I spent every other weekend traveling with my son for hockey games/tournaments brings me happiness and incredible memories. The “hockey hotels” sure make me appreciate the nicer ones, but the nine hours in a car driving to Detroit from where I live with just my son or with another hockey mom and her son are some of the best conversations and stories I have ever had!
Honestly, I have been blessed and lucky to have always been safe. Stellargirls, when you travel be safe, watch your surroundings, make memories, and have fun wherever your wanderlust bug catches you and takes you.