They say when you become an expert at something, it means you have comprehensive knowledge or skill when it comes to that thing. Now, travel isn’t exactly something you learn, so it may not seem like a subject you can exactly have “expertise” in, but you can.
Home—which is one of those things doubters tend to think travelers don’t have a good grasp on—can often be a state of mind, a rightness, more so than a physical place.
The countdown is officially on to 2018, which means it’s probably a good time to get our minds right and figure out which things we’re going to focus on in the New Year.
While there was something good about all of my travel experiences, there are some that have to make the best list for 2017, as I’m sure I’ll still be thinking about them well into 2018. So here they are, my best travel moments of 2017.
Yes, people line up at 4:00 a.m. to trample each other at Walmart on Black Friday to maybe get a big screen TV. But people also don’t do that. And instead they stay in the safety of their own homes booking travel that’s on sale—because travel goes on sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday too.
I think those who don’t suffer from wanderlust are missing a gene that the rest of us travel lovers were either born or developed along the way. But I’m no scientist, so I did some digging to see if I’m onto something with this theory.
It’s about that time. Holiday time, which is either one of two things for most people: the most wonderful time of the year or the most dreaded time of the year. But even if you like the holidays, the travel that comes with it isn’t always the travel that has us counting down the days on our calendar and getting excited about all of the things we’re going to do.
Since Instagram is my favorite idle hobby, I’ve practiced and explored and tried to figure out all the best ways to take better Instagram photos. There’s always more to learn, but I’ve figured at least a few things out.
There are so many places in the world that we’ve either never heard of, never heard said out loud or have just spent our entire lives thinking the way we say it is the way to say it.
The thing about travel is it’s meant to free you. Make you feel liberated, alive, inspired. It’s meant to be new, an experience that’s different from what you normally experience. So…if you do the same things you always do when you travel, you may be cheating yourself out of everything that adventure could be.