Travel is such an amazing experience that will enrich your life in ways you never thought possible. If you’re a reader of this blog, the chances are likely high that you agree with me on this point. That being said, if you’ve never traveled before, I know it can be a little bit intimidating looking at all of the things that need to be prepared before you can go on your journey of a lifetime.
The thing is…I never get tired of L.A. There’s always something new to discover. There’s always a fun event going on or something new and interesting opening up. For somebody like me who thrives on discovery and exploration, Los Angeles is the perfect city. It’s big. It’s loud. It’s gritty. It’s often times ugly and congested. But it’s also….perfect. Irreplaceable. It’s the city we all love to hate, or hate to love?
Look…I get it. Life is tough. It’s complicated. Travel can be expensive. You’ve got other priorities. I totally understand all of the reasons you may not be making travel a priority in your life. When faced with a mountain of bills and responsibilities, it can seem frivolous and luxurious. I understand, I really do. But the thing is, no matter how many reasons you have NOT to travel, there are also a lot of reasons why you should absolutely make travel a priority in your life. I’m not talking top priority. Obviously you need to feed yourself, take care of your kids (if you have kids), pay off bills, etc. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be responsible, but I am saying you should travel if there’s any way you can. Here are some reasons why….
Iran gets a bit of a bad rep, but I know a few people who are originally from Iran and they are some of the warmest, loveliest people I’ve ever met. From all accounts of travelers who have actually been to Iran, they found the locals to be friendly and welcoming (yes, even to Americans like myself), and interested and happy to have visitors. The thing is…Iran is actually a pretty cool place with a lot of things to see and do, amazing food, and a rich cultural heritage. Despite the things the news loves to say, I think it’s worth a visit.
If you’re a newbie to traveling abroad, you may be wondering just where to begin. Don’t let the fact that it’s a little more involved stop you…it’s really not so hard and the rewards are well worth the effort. That’s why I wrote this guide to help you with all the things you’re going to need (or want) when you leave your country to visit another…
There are so many amazing places on this beautiful planet of ours that it would be impossible for one person to see them all, but don’t despair…the quest to see as many as possible is what makes life fun! If you’re looking for somewhere incredible to go on your next journey, why not try out one of these absolutely awesome places?
I haven’t posted a Wanderlust Wednesday in a while, but today I wanted to start it back up again with a post on the beautiful European city of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sofia, Bulgaria has been nicknamed, “Europe’s Most Affordable Capital”. If that’s not enough reason to pay it a visit, it’s actually quite a beautiful place. This Balkans capital is definitely on my bucket list.
Today, with the help of these Instagrammers, I’m daydreaming of this beautiful Eastern European city, the subject of today’s Wanderlust Wednesday.
Traveling is great fun, but sometimes things happen that can quickly turn an awesome trip into a huge headache…or worse. If you’re going to be traveling, there are some things you can do to prepare ahead of time to mitigate your risk.
I love art, and I love travel, so when I find out about an artist who does beautiful art that fuels my wanderlust, I’m in love. Today I want to introduce you to an artist who I have been following on Instagram for some time: Shell Sherree. This Brisbane, Australia-based artist does beautiful, whimsical drawings of delightful women (and French bulldogs!) in various situations, but I think my favorites are the sketches that feature Paris! I want to share with you a few of the pieces that I have loved…
If you haven’t heard of Me Kyeoung Lee, you’re in for a treat. She is a wonderful illustrator who for twenty years has been illustrating the quickly disappearing beautiful corner shops of South Korea. Her attention to detail is incredible, and these beautiful renderings are making me want to hop on the next plane to Seoul!