The path less traveled is so uncertain it will desecrate you if you let it. This is, above all, what I’ve learned: the ability to nurture the uncertainty that resides within. It isn’t going to go away, so I embrace it and keep going. After all, uncertainty is the primary catalyst by which our journeys almost never go according to plan. This, I see now, is not a burden. It’s an opportunity.
California makes my heart grow just a little bit more every time I go there. Despite being born on a little island in the middle of the frigid North Atlantic Ocean, there is something about California that feels like home. It feels just right.
Travel, no matter how near or far, helps me when I’m looking for perspective, to be reinvigorated or to be lit up again. Anyone living in Canada knows that February tends to leave a lot to be desired so I was definitely looking for something.
As I start to explore BOUNDLESS ADVENTURE a little more, I’m piecing together what adventure actually means to me. When I first wrote the words down and felt the warmth and excitement they brought to me, adventure meant one thing – TRAVEL. It was a commitment to myself to satiate the extreme wanderlust that has been bubbling up inside of me for a long time. I had no idea my first real ‘adventure’ of the year would bring a different meaning to that.
2015 REFLECTIONS | WANDERLUST – An Irresistible Desire to Travel to Understand One’s Very Existence. A Year In Review
“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of”
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in New York City for work. Shockingly, it was my first time in the city. I’ll be honest, I was apprehensively excited about this trip.
If you are following along, a little over a week ago I covered the first week of a two week holiday I took in New Zealand last year.
Part two of my trip took me on a fast and furious 7-day tour of the rest of the North Island with an award-winning, NZ based contiki-style tour company, Haka Tours.
My New Zealand trip is one from the archives, but still holds a very warm place in my heart.
That particular trip had come at the end of a tumultuous few years and was a symbol of new beginnings for me. It re-ignited a passion for travel and adventure that has been smouldering inside me for quite some time.
This year, we took a more ambitious route and tackled Penticton, Naramata, Oliver and Osoyoos; all within 48 hours. This was a game-changer, we found the land of big, bold and delicious reds which, as it happens, are my favourite kind of reds.
Ahhh Los Angeles, a magical place known for its Mediterranean-like climate, sprawling metropolis and is thus far my favourite city in all of America.
It epitomizes the American Dream, where hopefuls flock to in search of success, prosperity and the promise of a better life. It is a beautiful mess of rolling hills, endless beaches, intricate freeways and eclectic neighbourhoods.