My Love Affair with Travel + A Giveaway
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I’ve been having an affair guys. A love affair that blows all my other loves out of the water. And, it’s been going on for quite some time. While I have not always been attentive or loyal to other loves and while there have been longer periods of time than I care to mention where I went without traveling, my heart has always remained faithful to it.
I have loved travel for as long as I can remember–maybe I didn’t think about it a deep, insightful way when I was young, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it any less. I grew up going on tons of road trips, spending summers on my grandparents’ race horse farm in upperstate New York, and spending time in Miami with family. Any chance there was to go somewhere new, no matter the reason, I was always excited. Thanks to my grandparents, I’ve had the chance to go to Europe several times and all over the United States. The things about travel that tend to annoy some people, like airports, I approached with great enthusiasm.
I’ve been through heartbreaks, devastations, abuse, and more, but travel has always been there for me. Even through the bad days–Missing trains (and planes!), sitting next to the worst smelling person on a 18-hour flight, not knowing which stop to get off of because you can’t speak the language at all, being sick on the road–I still remained faithful to it.
The difference between other loves and travel is that travel, while it can let me down occasionally, will always, always be there for me. No matter what it puts me through, it will always make up for it in the end.
Looking out the window as I approach a place I’ve never been before. People watching in airports-wondering what their story is and where they are going. Trying authentic food in a new place. Getting to know locals. Watching the sun set, knowing you get to watch it in a whole new place the next night. All these wonderful experiences make up for the bad days. And, for that reason, I will continue my love affair with travel.
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Check out what some of my travel blogger friends had to save about love and travel–> Chasing the Donkey, Gallop Around the Globe, Angela Travels, Wanderlustin, Jetlagged Julia, Travels with Curley, Besudesu Abroad, Jaclyns Jaunts