I have a constant case of wunderlust. I am hoping and praying that I get redundancy so that I go off and explore more of this world. I also need to stop reading other travel blogs. One of my all time favorite is Lauren , she started to explore Africa this year and I just feel in love with her posts and photos. And from being based in Lisbon, she got return flights to both South Africa and Namibia for $250 each. This next photo is one of her’s from Mozambique. And has made me add even more countries that I have never really thought of to my evergrowing travel list !
And although we have promised each other to do an around the world trip, we both agreed we do it when our cats have both died and our mortgage is paid off. The mortgage will be finished long before the cats go. I just have to settle with finishing and exploring more of Europe. And this where I am also struggling. I keep looking at countries that I have already been too. At the moment, it is Italy. I have Naples, Sorrento, Sicily, Verona that is on my mind.
And it is the same with the USA. For me, there is still a lot that I would like to visit. And with my friend potentially being based there, I hopefully can do lots of trips with him !
Why am I wishing my life away. I even wrote out, a wanderlust travel plan for our next ten years. I hope to have plenty more years left to travel but I just want to go off and do it all now – what is wrong with me ! And the other thing is I do not want to travel full time. I like having my house, family and friends close by. My friends have said to me that travelling is my hobby and there is nothing wrong with wanting to experience this. I just have to be patient.
This sums it up perfectly for me – another one of my favourite blogger Emily wrote this recently in a post
“If you are broken-hearted, newly single, or just feeling lost or directionless in life… travel. For as long as you can. If you can’t go for months, make it short trips or weekend breaks, even day trips. Go somewhere completely on your own. Try something new. Scare yourself. Do things purely because you want to do them, and not because of anyone else. Be a little selfish. Indulge. Focus on pursuing the things you love, the things that make you happy. Seek out the joy in life. And slowly, I promise, you will start to feel better. I did”