There’s always something to learn when we embark on an adventure. In 2018 I visited three different cities, all of which taught me something and helped me to grow. Here’s what I learned traveling to 3 countries last year.
Slowing down is necessary
Between our full-time jobs, our side hustles, our reading list, and our dinner plans, life often gets intense. When people take vacations, it’s mostly to forget about responsibility and enjoy a change of pace. But when I take a ‘vacation’, it’s for content.
I remember the first day we flew into Dublin. It was snowing like crazy, which was a rare occurrence for late March. That day, we couldn’t do much other than post up in the hotel, drink loads of coffee and gin, and just enjoy each other’s company. I had forgotten what it was like to truly slow down and just be somewhere, with no other reservations.
Dublin made me fall in love again with all the little moments that make life worth living.
It’s always worth the effort
When your first day in London starts off at 25 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s quite easy to post up in some coffee shop all day and call it quits. But the adventure was waiting for us and I so desperately wanted to show my boyfriend my favorite city.
One morning, we set off to see all the great sights in weather that even the English were complaining about. It was one of the coldest days I had ever experienced in all my travels. The wind chill made it even worse. We wanted to quit but I kept pushing us because I knew we would regret it. It was then that I understood how much this city actually meant to me and how determined I was to show it to another person.
On that particular
Adventure is good for the soul
My last stop in 2018 was Iceland; the very definition of adventure. I hadn’t ventured out into the wild for quite some time. Being a city girl, my weekend adventures usually include a new brunch spot and a
Traveling through Iceland was an adventure like nothing else; one I didn’t know my soul craved until I was out on the open road. It was just us and our van, sleeping under the night sky. There was nothing like it that I had ever experienced. I had forgotten the sight of dusk against the ocean and the sound of water trickling down through the rocks.
When I left Iceland, my soul was smiling and I vowed to take on more adventures away from the city.
Did you have any profound moments while traveling last year?