Follow My Spearited Adventure
Growing up my parents took us on road trips all across the U.S. - from Maryland to Arizona and Florida, yearly trips to Canada to go skiing. It wasn't just road trips though, it was trips to Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, England and more. Being exposed to travel at such a young age shaped who I am today. Peep this picture of my brother and I in London with some stellar 2002 fashion ;)
When I was in college, I was an au pair in Germany twice (more on that in a later post). This was a truly life changing experience for me - it was where I learned to love solo travel. Traveling by myself taught me so much about who I am and what I love to do. Traveling solo is an excellent way to discover your personal travel style and preferences. It was official, I had caught the travel bug, and passed it along to my best friend Courtney. After our first trip together to Paris and London we made a pact to go to at least one new place a year. And with the exception of 2020 we have succeeded in doing exactly that. It was during this time I discovered that not only do I have a knack for planning trips but that I really enjoyed it: spending countless of hours doing research to find our must sees, discover the best whole in the wall restaurants and bars, and finding gun activities to do. Then once we have all this, forming an actionable plan - when to see what and making sure we're getting the most of out of our vacation. As much as I would like to be the type of girl who can go on vacation and spend the whole week relaxing at the beach. I just cannot do that. Here's just a snippet of our itinerary from our road trip through the Balkans in 2021.
Earlier this summer we went to Aruba with the explicit goal of relaxing at the beach. We were there for an entire week and did not spend a single day at the beach; instead we went snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, did a submarine tour. So much for relaxing.
But hey, we had a ton of fun. And the entire trip was planned 3 weeks before we left. It was a bit of a last minute decision to go. For the record, I make a google calendar like this for every single trip I take; Spain, Morocco, Malta, Barbados. All of them. Can you say Type A?
All of this brings us to the now: my journey to become a travel agent and travel blogger. Travel means the world to me (pun intended) and I want to share how I've traveled to so many places, tips and tricks I've picked up, and lessons learned along the way. This section of the blog will be dedicated to following as I try to break into the travel biz. Here's where I'll be detailing what I've done so far and what I plan to do. I hope you enjoy following me around the world.