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?