When I got back from Italy two summers ago, I knew I had to get back out into the world. Like, stat. Something changed me the summer of 2014. I’m not talking about the awe-inspiring, first time out of the country change – that had already happened several years back. I’m talking about me, myself, and I changing. My mindset, changed. My inspirations, changed.
While I am so incredibly smitten with my time at my university and all the amazing opportunities it’s provided me, my concentration on making a 4.0 declined. I know, I know, grades were still important. I was in school to learn and learning is what I was doing. But not all of my learning was taking place in classrooms anymore. It was taking place in the experiences I created and the places I went. Some nights were spent watching presidential debates instead of studying for a quiz the next day. Other nights were dedicated to creating documents from previous travels – something that I will constantly have to inspire me. Most nights right before falling asleep were spent curled up in bed reading a book (probably about traveling) instead of cramming for an upcoming exam. And almost all summers were (and still are) spent exploring – whether it be in a foreign place or an hour away from home.
Traveling is an all-encompassing feeling that will put you on a high that will never die down – that is until you get home. And then you will search. And find the perfect place for your next destination. And you’ll be so unproductive in life until a plane ride is booked to said place. This has been me for the past few years in college. And I know I’m not the only one going through this – just ask any of my friends. Our study sessions always turned into who can find the cheapest plane ticket to the most random location we can think of.
With all the travels I’ve done in my few short college years, I have put together lists upon lists of places I’ve visited, things I would suggest in different cities, quirks about places that (unless you do a ton of research) you won’t be able to find. And while I may not hit every single highlight of a city, I want to share my experiences and hopefully inspire others to be constantly curious about the world. Therefore, it is with immense joy that I present to you…
A new series called “So you think you want to visit…”!
Stay tuned for upcoming posts about several of the places I’ve traveled, including a young adult perspective on what to do, where to stay, who to meet, and beyond! I cannot wait to share all of my amazing experiences with y’all and hopefully inspire you to get out and see the world!