Our itchy feet are soon to be rewarded as our compass once again heads southward. The last seven months is the longest we’ve stayed in any one spot for the last four years and we are feeling it! Luckily, having negotiated a 59-day leave of absence each winter allows us to stay in touch with the wanderlust that is core to our true selves.
“Do not dare not to dare.”
The quote, attributed to C. S. Lewis, is the perfect motto to live your life and start a brand new year – and decade. It’s also the perfect mantra for a traveler.
Can you afford not to dare any longer? Indeed, this is the question you ought to ask yourself. While there is no denying that everybody has valid reasons to stay at home and reject the tantalizing exploration of the world, the truth is that you don’t want to be lying on your deathbed with your mind full of regrets. Travel makes memories, and daring to travel is the promise of stories and anecdotes to keep you entertained and put you back in the driving seat of your life. It’s time to make 2020 the year of daring by understanding what’s stopping your travel plans.
Four years and 17 days ago we drove away from Jim’s parent’s house in Salem, Oregon heading south. The plan was to spend a couple of years driving the PanAmerican Highway, working on my writing, and explore in-depth a new-to-us continent. As the sun sets on one decade it is clear that having such a plan rarely works out exactly as we expect. Today I write this from a campground in Coos Bay, Oregon somewhere we never thought we’d end up having not yet made it to South America. As the saying goes…the best-laid plans.
“Travelling with family is like collecting happiness and recreating memories.” Shreyanshi
Traveling as a family is one of the best ways of making memories. We all live such busy lives that it can be incredibly difficult to spend some real quality time together. However, taking a vacation can be the perfect way to get everyone back together and reconnect as a family. You take time off from your job, you change the scenery, and you have the chance to be together without all the typical day to day stresses.
The problem that a lot of families face is planning and making sure that they have foreseen everything and have everything in place ready to make sure that their trip goes smoothly. If you have young children, sometimes the hassle of getting ready for a vacation can almost feel like it is not worth it. Fear not, however, as we have put together some tips to help traveling with children become a little easier.
When it comes to travel, we all want to see the world in style, but most of us presume it’s unaffordable. Well, if you do things right, this doesn’t have to be the case at all. As with most things in life, if you use your brain a little bit, you may find there are more doors open to you than you originally thought.
In this post, we are going to be taking a look at some of the ways you can experience the heights of style and sophistication no matter where you decide to travel to in the world.
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America is a beautiful country and one that many tourists will flock near and wide to experience one of the many states available to visit. And when you’re traveling to America for the first time, it’s good to know some helpful tips that will make your experience a more pleasurable one. So here is a helpful guide when traveling to America for the first time.
Bodyboarding is a super accessible form of surfing and ideal for people who want to get out on the water and start having fun immediately. What’s more, you can pretty much do it anywhere. Bodyboarding is just as fun off the coast of northern Europe as it is in Bali (although some locations are colder than others. You have been warned).
We only live once (as far as we know), so it’s important to make the most of your life, and that means that you do as much traveling as possible. There are plenty of unique travel experiences that are worth doing, so here are a few that might inspire you to book your next trip.
Christmas looms near once again and one of the best parts of the season is the abundance of holiday light displays. We tend to have some sort of patio or decorative lighting up year-round because, well, we just like lights, but this time of year brings the festivities to an entirely new level.
America is such a vast place. Many tourists have no idea where to go and what to see when planning a trip to this huge nation. In fact, domestic tourists can find themselves in the same situation. Many people born in the United States have only experienced a small number of the fantastic destinations that this great country has to offer. There are so many states, and each one feels like a small country. So, how should you begin your exploration of this ginormous nation? Well, these are four of the most exhilarating U.S. destinations to experience.