Good Morning everyone!
I hope everyone is having a great start to their day. Today I am going to tell you about one of my New Year’s resolutions…to travel more!!!
No I don’t mean to Europe and Bali and China and awesomely exotic locals, I wish. One day that will be the case. But I have a serious yearning for travel so I made it a serious goal this year to do more of it.
My resolution was simply to go away one weekend a month, even just one night a month. I didn’t say how far away it had to be or what I had to do on these trips, the goal was simply to go. And it has been wonderful!
In January, my (now ex) boyfriend and I went up to his friends cabin for New Year’s Eve, it was only about an hour away and it was nothing crazy. We had a little get together and hung out the next day but it was fun and refreshing.
February, Brandy and I went to Astoria for a night and went total tourist! We saw the Astoria column and went did a little movie tour, saw the school from Kindergarden cop, the Goonie’s house, the twilight house. We had a blast!!!
the goonies house!
March I went to Newport all by myself, my first trip ever alone, and stayed in a little motel. From the moment I checked in until the moment I checked out, I didn’t leave my room. I had brought fruit, cheese and bread with me. I read the whole night and slept so soundly. It was wonderful! No one to bother me or try and talk to me, total peace and quiet.
In April my mom came into town for my birthday and we spent a long weekend in Seattle. That was so much fun, again we did all the tourist stuff; the space needle, pikes market, the original Starbucks, the gum wall. Had some GREAT seafood. We would get up early and hit all the stuff and be back to our rooms before dark and spend the nights reading. We booked our room on Airbnb, a very cool thing that I will elaborate more about in a separate post. It was great fun.
the original starbucks!
Now May has come and I went camping this weekend with Brandy and her family! I got to test out my new tent and sleeping bag, have my first S’mores in about 13 years hahaha and enjoy the outdoors.
great coffee from a little drive through on the way up :)
my adorable new tent (its tiny because it is light weight for long distance backpacking)
The point is to simply get out and live, weather you spend almost no money and sleep at the beach in your car or stay at a 5 star hotel, just get out and do something fun! See someplace you have never seen before. Sometimes make an itinerary for yourself and sometimes just go and see what happens!
I can’t wait to hear about your adventures!!!