Travel Journals

"That is why we need to travel. If we don’t offer ourselves to the unknown, our senses dull. Our world becomes small and we lose our sense of wonder. Our eyes don’t lift to the horizon; our ears don’t hear the sounds around us. The edge is off our experience and we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting. We wake up one day and find that we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days"

-Kent Nerburn

I am feeling a little stir crazy with the change of season and the knowledge that I don’t have a trip planned until February. I keep daydreaming of adventures far away to sunny places where I don’t understand the language. Perhaps I feel like this because right now my best friend is on her honeymoon in Mexico. Whenever someone I love is away on a trip, I think about them often during my normal day. This week as I order my usual at the coffee shop, I’ll wonder where Cory is drinking coffee at. I’ll wonder if she is sitting next to a fountain or the ocean. If they served her avocado jelly and bread with her coffee. When I am tired in the middle of the day I wonder if she is sleeping in a hammock or if she is snorkeling? The whole time the person is gone they will just pop in my head. I try to imagine how fabulous and happy they are in their perfect vacation world that I have imagined. I am not jealous, rather I am happy for them and excited for my next adventure away. This week I have escaped into my travel journals. It helps to hold me over until it is my turn to explore the unknown…….

Through my journal I went on a road trip to the ocean and it made me miss the salty air and the SUN!

I went to Madrid where the clicking of high heels on cobblestone streets encouraged me to take a late night stroll to the store.

I went to Venice where being lost is O.K.

I want to get lost……..