The Quick Edit – I’m home! + Upcoming Travels

The last time I wrote one of these I was talking about fully transiting to a travel blogger! So hello. I hope you’ve been enjoying all the travel that’s been going down here. I am not even fully sure how to go about this post, as it’s been so long! But I just wanted to do a mini update about my traveling life, and talk about what’s coming this year.

As most of you know, I just got back from Denmark and Germany. I visited Copenhagen and Berlin, and had a grand ol’ time. It was a solo trip, which are always hard the longer they go. Don’t get me wrong, I could have easily left Copenhagen and booked an immediate ticket to somewhere else!

Once you travel solo for the first few days, it gets easier and more comfortable. However, solo travel does have its ups and downs. It’s heaven for me to be able to create my own schedule, but it’s hard to think of traveling as ‘not work’ when you’re a solo travel blogger. I did actually work on my trips, which a lot of people found hard to believe. But hey, it’s not like I had anyone to have drinks and 2 am conversations with. It’s the life of a solo traveler, what can I say…

Anyway, back to where I was. It’s heaven to do what I want and when I want, but the downside is the lack of 2 am conversations. I think the hardest part about traveling solo isn’t even knowing where you’re going or how you’re going to get there, but rather the memories you don’t get to make with someone else. For me, it’s the little funny things that happen; when you want to be able to turn to your friend and just bust up laughing. That’s completely gone.

These trips were a lot of work for me, and a lot about creating content for my blog. However, they were also really fun and very rewarding. So what’s next on the agenda? Here’s the list I have going so far:

This weekend – Payson, Arizona (can I even call this ‘traveling’?)

June – California (San Diego, + maybe some other stops)

July – Greece (Athens, Santorini, Larissa, Mykonos)

August/September – Tentatively Portugal or Iceland

Annnd that’s pretty much about all the time I can take off work in a year. I am a demon at using my vacation time at work. Leave no day un-used! That’s my motto. It kind of puts me in an interesting position as a travel blogger, who can’t really travel all year. In a way, I see it as a valuable way of presenting myself as a normal person. Let’s face it, most people who read travel blogs cannot just pack up and travel all year. I think my perspective gives me an awesome advantage and alternative to other travel blogs out there. At the same time, I would easily pick up my life and travel the world as a blogger.

In the months to come, you can definitely expect a lot of my content to be Copenhagen and Berlin heavy. I honestly had such a great time there, and I took a million photos. Before I left I also sketched out several (literally like 30) ideas for blog posts. That way I knew what I had to do each day to get the shots that I needed. Hence why traveling became a little like working. I will try to mix it up here and there and have general travel content as well.

And lastly, let me take a moment to plug myself. By the way, I was having trouble starting this post. Now my fingers are just flying! Is that not the greatest feeling? Okay, back on track…

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Where is everyone headed off to this summer? If you’re staying home, where would you love to go?

16 Comments

  • 3 months ago

    Solo travelling can be fun, but like you said there are ups and downs. I took my first solo trip to Nice, France a few years ago. I left my friend in Venice and wanted to spend a few days soaking in the sun in the south of France. On the flight over from Venice I got so sick, probably some sort of stomach virus. I ended up getting to the hostel and rebooking my room to a single. I spent most of the time in bed trying to get energy to walk down the street to the store to buy something to drink or eat. But once I felt better I got to explore Nice and Monaco and it was so refreshing to just go where ever I wanted and spend how ever much time I wanted to reading in a cafe =o) I’m planning a possible solo travel trip soon, hopefully it works out and I don’t get sick!

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    • Emily
      3 months ago

      Oh no! That sounds like a bit of a disaster haha. There have been several times I’ve gotten sick and it is truly the worst. Especially if you have to fly sick. At least towards the end you felt better. And I agree, getting to spend however much time you want doing something is so nice. I go to a ton of coffee shops haha. So I’m sure the normal person wouldn’t want to tag along with me. Good luck with your upcoming solo trip! Where ya thinking?

  • 3 months ago

    Wow, you travel a lot 🙂 did you like Berlin? It’s my home town
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    • Emily
      3 months ago

      Yes! I loved Berlin! The city was beautiful and the people were so nice. 🙂

  • 3 months ago

    love your aesthetic!
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    • Emily
      3 months ago

      Thank you!!

  • 3 months ago

    I’ve always liked the idea of solo traveling and being able to do whatever you wanted, but like you said, the downside is not having someone to share those memories. I’m super excited to read more about your trip to Berlin and Copenhagen – I love that you don’t focus on just the major tourist attractions and I’m always learning about cool under-the-radar places from your blog 😀

    I’m headed to Barcelona, San Sebastian, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam in a month, and I can’t wait! Europe is definitely my favorite continent to travel too – I love the food and history there!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    • Emily
      3 months ago

      Aw thanks Jenny! That’s always been my goal to focus on more lesser known places, so glad you like it. Ahhhhh, that trip sounds amazing!! I hope you’ll blog some of it. Actually, I just followed you on Instagram, so hopefully I’ll get to see some of your trip there. 🙂

  • 3 months ago

    I have never travelled solo ever. Back when I was younger my parents wouldn’t even let me go camping or anywhere myself and as I grow older, I just never thought about it. It’s always safety in numbers or at least that’s how I was brought up. Judging from your experience here, it’s something very different and I think i should experience it once….just have to convince hubby dearest why though. LOL!

    • Emily
      3 months ago

      It’s really a neat experience! I think people get a little scared at first, but once you do it, it’s really not so bad! And then you’re like what was I ever worried about? Haha. I think convincing people why is the hardest part. I’m just always like BECAUSE I CAN. Haha.

  • Emily
    3 months ago

    It’s really refreshing to know that you’re just like all of us and only have limited time off work! I’m heading to Greece in June so really looking forward to hearing all about your adventures there – especially the amazing Mykonos!

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    • Emily
      3 months ago

      Haha yeah. I think it’s crazy for full time travelers to ask everyone to relate to them. It can be so hard! That’s awesome you’re going to Greece in June. Where are you headed??

  • Gabrielle
    3 months ago

    I can appreciate the pros and cons of travelling alone, though your travel diaries are always fantastic regardless of this, in my opinion! 🙂 Your upcoming trips sound SO exciting, I’m most looking forward to seeing your images from Greece.

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    • Emily
      3 months ago

      Thank you Gabrielle! So glad you enjoy my diaries haha. I always assume I’m just blabbing on to myself. 😉

  • 3 months ago

    You’re right, the lack of 2 am conversations is a big deal, haha! I usually end up talking to myself. I love traveling solo but I hate the part of being completely alone sometimes. Anyway, great post!

    • Emily
      3 months ago

      Same here! Thanks for stopping by Cindy!

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