I hold my next guest blogger in the highest regard. She is personally responsible for kickstarting my passion for travel and thanks to her, she opened my eyes to the world in front of me. She extended an invite years ago to travel to Europe with her, and because of that unbelievable experience, I haven’t looked back since. It is with great honor that this blogger has agreed to share her travel experiences on my blog and I know that she will inspire you, as she has inspired me…
The thrill of knowing you are leaving on that plane sitting on the tarmac, holding your ticket in one hand, your passport in the other and feeling the heavy weight of the carry-on mould into your shoulder is the first thrill of many as nothing but adventure stands in front of you. As they call your seat number, you realize it is all worth it, and all of the hours of packing, folding and refolding were worth every agonizing second.
And, this is why I love travelling! I love travelling because of my need to experience, feel and see a different perspective, a different point of view and most importantly to figure out that I am stronger and more adaptable than I ever thought I was. It is challenging oneself to problem solve, to figure out how to navigate a foreign ticket machine that seems to be in every language except English, to figure out an extensive subway, to order exactly what you want without pointing and to accept other cultures and people for exactly how different and how alike we really are.
I probably should have started with a subtle introduction, but who said travelling and adventure are for the subtle at heart. I grew up as the middle child of working class parents and made my way through University working endless hours in a cubicle. With a student loan under my belt, I used the little extra money that was left after paying the minimum payment on my student loan to travel. And travel I did – and still do. Travel has never been so exciting!
My next guest blogger is not only a fellow traveller, but also a very dear friend. Diana’s desire to travel the world is infectious! She was even blessed with the opportunity to live in Italy for a year. I’m extremely excited that she has agreed to share her amazing experiences on my blog!
I hope she inspires you to travel as well! ~Jenn
Travel has been an important part of my lifestyle ever since I can remember. From my first visit to Walt Disney World at age 1, to riding camels in the Sahara desert at age 30, each place I have traveled to shaped me into the person I am today. I am a designer by trade and always looking to be inspired. I use my trips to give me ideas and enrich my thoughts about colour, texture and pattern outside of the ordinary. I can thank my dad for dragging us on family vacations every summer and instilling the value of travel in my soul. Through personal trips, educational ventures and work travel I’ve been to many countries in Europe, traveled across Canada and the United States, Hong Kong, Mexico, Egypt and the Caribbean. In one week I can add Israel and Jordan to my list…
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My first guest blogger! I am so excited that Chris agreed to write a blog and share such an incredible experience. His passion for travel and spirit of adventure is undeniable! You will just love his blog about Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. I know it’s just been added to my bucket list! Let the journey begin… ~Jenn
Travel is my passion and has been since my early twenties. Personally there is no substitute for learning a culture or the beauty of a country unless you experience it first hand. I have had wonderful opportunities over the years to travel throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico, U.S. and of course Canada. Africa was always my dream destination…..
If there is one thing that I’m truly passionate about in my life it has to be travel. There is something very fascinating about meeting new people from different walks of life and embracing their culture, history and food.
I am fortunate to have traveled to many parts of the world for extended periods and I’m hoping to share those experiences with those who may one day think about visiting a particular part of the world. I believe we can all travel within a reasonable budget and I think my experiences and advice can help.
Lets start the journey together….