If I ever win the lottery, plane tickets will likely be one of the first things I purchase. It may seem weird since I’m such a homebody (bordering on hermit, at times) yet I absolutely adore traveling. I love the discoveries when visiting a new place and reliving memories when returning. The benefits of travel are numerous and I honestly believe it can make you a better person.
Dee’s Travel Roundup
I have been collecting travel articles around the Internet for ages and decided to share some with you, my dear readers. Let’s explore, shall we?
I can’t honestly say that China has ever been on my must-see list yet these photos just might have changed my mind. So many gorgeous places!
More photos that make you want to pack a suitcase.
Late summer, huh? Still time to win that lottery!
I haven’t created a formal bucket list but perhaps I should!
While some trips require a plane ticket, there is also something to be said for a road trip. David and I enjoy driving together. It gives us time to talk without a lot of the usual interruptions we have in our daily life. If it’s less than about 8-10 hours, I actually prefer driving.
It’s good to do a bit of research and read posts like this one before traveling to Europe the first time.
David and I went to North Myrtle Beach a few years ago and absolutely loved it. Fortunately I had seen this post before we went and the suggestions were really helpful.
I’m certainly not the only one who believes travel can change your life.
As if we need to be inspired to travel, right?
I am allergic to mushrooms, peanuts and other tree nuts so I was a little worried about going to Paris. It’s good to be prepared. I didn’t have any trouble with those allergies but I DID discover that I’m allergic to escargot. That was a bit of unpleasantness.
If you’re heading out on a road trip it’s a good idea to be prepared for emergencies.
Cheaper travel means more trips, right?
I’m not naturally the most spontaneous person (#3 on this list) but I do find that some of our best experiences come as a result of just relaxing and “going with the flow”.
I absolutely agree with #1 – anticipation is half the fun!
The portable charger is perhaps the most important on this list. We once helped a couple of young women lost in New Orleans around 2 a.m. with a dead phone and no idea where their hotel was. ALWAYS keep your phone charged!
I’m a little nervous about flying and over time I’ve developed my own system for dealing with the anxiety. It involves headphones, prayer and alcohol – ha!
This is something I’d like to do a better job of. I collect mementos with every intention of putting them in a scrapbook. Instead they are all stuffed in a couple of large hat boxes.
I’m keeping this handy for our next trip.
And when you can’t leave home right now:
When you’ve got a hankering to travel but can’t, there are still ways to reap some of the benefits without leaving home. Even just planning a future trip can be fun. Pinterest, anyone?
This is something I’d like to do one of these days. I’m just not sure how to avoid all the phone calls if people know we are in town.
Make a delicious snack, pour a cocktail and enjoy travel in the comfort of your own home!
So tell me, do you like to travel? If so, where is your favorite destination and where do you dream of going someday?
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