Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Not all those who wander are lost.


Even the years that I refused to make resolutions, I always managed to say "but I also want to travel more". I was bitten with the travel bug when I was young, and I'm really not that interested in finding a cure if I'm being perfectly honest. 

For the first time in a very long time ever, I didn't step foot on a plane last year. Not once during 2012 did I check in online, rush to an airport, sit sleep through the safety demonstration, or otherwise partake in airport shenanigans. This makes me sad. Very sad, actually, if I think about it for too long. So instead of thinking about it, I'm going to plan. 

The only place that I know that I'm going to visit for sure in 2013 is Montreal (which is wonderful, because I love that city very nearly as much as I love Paris). While I love the city, and it will be beautiful in May, I also am itching to go somewhere new. 

Here is a (very short, not nearly complete) list of things that I'd like to do in 2013 that require traveling: 
  1. Drink beer on a beach.
  2. Watch the sun rise (or set) from an airplane.
  3. Bask in the satisfying feeling of consuming my first Tim Horton's coffee upon arrival in Canada. 
  4. Have an airline hostess either a) wake me up for the safety demo or b) tell me that I have to turn my e-reader off for takeoff (DOESN'T ANYONE ELSE FIND THIS JUST A LITTLE BIT RIDICULOUS?!?!).
  5. Pack at the last minute and forget something that seems absolutely essential at the time of remembrance but turns out to be something that I wouldn't have used anyways.
  6. Earn another stamp for my passport. 
  7. Run out of space on my 10GB memory card (from one trip). 
  8. Spend time entirely outside of my own comfort zone "just for the experience". 
  9. Go an entire week without checking emails, texts, voicemails, Facebook, Twitter or uploading a  photo to Instagram. 
  10. Step foot on French soil. 
What are your travel goals for 2013? 



2 comments:

Lorraine said...

TRAVEL. Now I've followed you to your blog so we can jump and down and flail about travel. If you really want that beer on the beach, I'm just around the corner from one is all I'm saying. :)


I hope you get to all of these. I hope your travels are amazing.

Ley said...

I'm writing down that invitation next to Kirsti's, because south Florida is my kind of place! I still have to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, though, so it might be a coin toss. UNLESS YOU CAN DRINK BEER AT HOGWARTS. Then it's settled that we'll just have to drink there.

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