Giving Thanks for the Reason Why I Love to Travel
In honor of Thanksgiving, I’d like to express my thanks to the people who have helped me to catch the travel bug and keep it going. This blogging journey has been quite the learning experience and I keep getting inspired to write about new experiences. My to-do list is getting really long behind the scenes! As I look back on old photos, I realized that we have gone to a lot of cool places! I just happened to never write about them. My main reason for keeping this blog is to share my experiences, inspire others to trave, and provide some advice. Today’s Throwback Thursday is to give thanks to those who helped me find the reason why I love to travel.
My Grandparents, My Rocks
When I was growing up, we did not have a lot of money to travel, but that was okay because we had a great life living on the lake, playing with our neighbors, and going on adventures in the woods. The people who really made travel possible for us as kids was my amazingly generous grandparents. When they retired, they got an awesome motor home, traveled all over the country, and took us along on several trips. Some memorable vacations with them included my first flight to Disney, road trip to Washington DC, and visit to White Mountains to stay at the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire. I would say I would have to attribute my love of traveling to my grandparents. Between going on several trips with them and hearing about their road trip adventures, I was able to find out why I love to travel.
Would not be Possible Without my Other Half!
The person I have to thank the most for keeping my travel bug dreams alive is my husband, Tiago. We like to call ourselves a team, partners in crime. On our first date we discussed places we want to travel to, stories of our past travels, and of course our favorite foods. I think we both knew we met our perfect match, because two foodies who love to travel while going with the flow, was just the perfect recipe. Tiago has been great to travel with because we make such a great team. I will do the research, he gives input. He leads the way, and I keep us organized. I help us stay safe and he makes sure we let loose and try new things.
Leaving my Job to Travel
Leaving my job was really hard for me, not just financially but it gave me a sense of purpose. He has been super supportive in making sure we could financially do this, realizing my need for spiritual and entrepreneurial soul searching, and encouraging me to pursue the ideas we have both brainstormed about. To have someone believe in you, more than you believe in yourself is a true gift.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends, family and followers all across the world. Thank you for being part of the reason why I love to travel. Be sure to give gratitude to the people and opportunities in your life today, all day, every day.