We climbed down a muddy hill into a rush of water that seemed to go on forever, surrounded by beautiful greenery and serenity. There were only 4 other people in these natural hot springs so we climbed up some rocks until we found our own area and there we sat. We felt the water rush over us and watched it swirl around the rocks and down to the next level. We listened to the birds and the wind through the trees.
When I traveled to Costa Rica earlier this year, I specifically brought tennis shoes that were very old, and trust me they had seen better days. I had planned to hike through the rainforest and up mountains, leaving my shoes in Central America to rest in peace. At the end of our trip we were in Arenal kayaking with Hugo, a local from the area. I had my shoes with me and mentioned off-hand how beaten up they were and the plan I had to not return to the U.S. with them. He gave me a look that I won’t ever forget and simply asked, “do they not work anymore?”
Throughout our travels we have attended a lot of big events and festivals in many countries. We watched the peloton on the Champs-Élysées as the Tour de France ended, Josh was in the corral of people running alongside bulls at San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain and we attended the Zurich festival celebrating the local arts. Each event was special and held a place in our travel story, but with the hordes of people and the multitude of activities, I don’t feel like we got to truly learn more about the local culture
I hope to never have a great answer to answer this question. Although I make mistakes daily when it comes to traveling, I havent yet considered any of them BIG. Even being left in Spain with no train and having to chase a bus down didnt factor as a mistake, just part of the journey. Every mistake is a lesson and an experience to be absorb and revisited when another situation occurs.
You won’t hear any of these songs on the radio, but if you’ve traveled to any of these places, you’ve probably heard these songs before.
Why change if you have a good thing going? If it works…why fix it?
We have big things happening in the next 365 days and our goals seem to be broad and overwhelming. It is easy for us to say we want to change our worldview in the next year, but what specifically does it mean? What do we want it to change to? I like my goals to be defined and attainable, but outlining goals for my first round the world experience is hard since I have no idea what to expect.
Don’t cry over spilled wine After a wonderful weekend in Colorado Springs we had to switch hotels that last night. After quickly packing our car up and arriving at the new hotel around 10 PM we grabbed Josh’s bag out of the trunk without realizing it wasn’t fully zipped. All of his clothes along with […]
How do you plan for an event where you have no idea what to expect? I have lists upon lists on my computer for each country… need to buy lists… destination lists… vaccinations… budget planners… need I say more? The logical part of me is glad I am embracing these new adventures with preparation and a plan, […]