My never ending wanderlust is already begging me to select another solo trip. I just returned from Barcelona – my first trip to Spain – and I’m rolling around the idea of visiting the Andalusia region of Spain in the fall. Or maybe Chile? Perhaps Italy? How about Ecuador?
I am off to Calgary to visit family at the end of June. In August I have a trip to Montreal booked and plan to make a side trip to Ottawa.
I crave something more exotic than Calgary or Montreal – I’ve been to both cities more than once already! I love both cities dearly but it’s not the same as traveling to someplace new. Someplace exciting.
There is joy in visiting familiar places but there is an adrenaline-filled euphoria in visiting someplace new! It’s like falling in love – and it seems that I do fall in love with each place I visit.
Wanderlust instills a deep desire to go someplace where I don’t know a soul and the streets are unfamiliar to me.
Wanderlust has taken me to some extraordinary places beyond my native Canada! Here’s the list – in chronological order of places visited:
- Hong Kong
- Russia (Siberia to be vaguely precise)
- Costa Rica
Where Have I Been
Where else in the world would I like to travel to? Everywhere! That’s the short answer. In reality there are places that I must wait to visit due to political unrest, unsafe conditions, or budgetary restraints. In the mean time I will travel to other places.
Travel is my classroom. I learn so much from my experiences visiting other lands. I love trying out the various food & drink, and experiencing the local culture through the arts. I’ve watched plays, ballets, and musical performances in unfamiliar languages but enjoyed them immensely. The fascinating people I meet along the way make my travels even more memorable.
I’m trying to heed Mark Twain’s advice. I choose countries to visit based on a mere whim at times – Buenos Aires for instance – I booked a trip after seeing the exhibit Recovering Beauty: The 1990’s in Buenos Aires at the Blanton Museum of Art here in Austin.
I was inspired to take my first solo trip – to SE Asia – after being mesmerized by the National Geographic TV special Bali: Masterpiece of the Gods.
One December I decided a Christmas break was in order. I had a tight budget so I decided it would be someplace in the USA. I googled “warmest temperatures in USA in December” and the two top choices in Continental USA where Phoenix and Miami. Naturally I chose Miami!
Where will I go next? The question is always rolling around in my mind – where shall I go? I’m always interested in listening and reading about other people’s travels and often I am inspired by their journeys.
As previously mentioned I am considering an autumn trip possibly to Andalusia region of Spain, or Chile, or Italy, or Ecuador. I haven’t yet decided.
Tell me about a trip you have taken or a place you dream of visiting – near or far.
My wanderlust awaits your stories!
A journey through the alphabet with ABC Wednesday Project where people from around the world create a weekly post – wandering with the letter W this week.