Happy Wanderer

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I’m kinda jealous of the people who have wanderlust coursing through their veins.

I have to admit…I have the happy-where-i’m-safe-and-comfortable-lust coursing through mine.

But, then I think about getting to the end of my days without traveling, seeing new places, trying new foods, having new experiences and I know that I don’t want that for myself.  Maybe if I wasn’t with someone who pushes me out of my comfort zones, I wouldn’t be aware of that fact, but I am.

So, while I may an anxious wanderer…a scared wanderer…a sometimes reluctant wanderer…a happy-to-be-home-at-the-end-of-the-day wanderer…

I WILL be a wanderer dangit!

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The Daily Post asked this question today…
What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?

I’d say I’m in between these two extremes.  I do like to know where I’m going, what kind of options we have once we get there and plan a few things.  But while I like to have a few things planned, I don’t like having every single minute of my trip accounted for.  I like to leave room to hang out and explore the area without somewhere specific to be.

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When we went to Maui a few years ago, I planned something for every day we were there, but that something may have just been a luau for dinner so we had the rest of the day to do whatever we liked.  My husband is an adventurer so he was quite disappointed that we weren’t having an amazing adventure everyday, but I was content to hang out by the pool or just drive around the island and explore.  Which we did and it was amazing!

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I’m usually pretty excited to travel and try new things.  For the most part, I do really enjoy being somewhere new for a little while and would definitely say I’m a happy wanderer.  

Even if I’m also happy at the end of the trip to come back home.  

(except when I was in France. I missed my husband and son, but I wasn’t ready to come home after only 8 days!  There was so much more I wanted to see and do!)

 

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