I have Wanderlust. Constantly and always. In less than 2 months, Matt and I are going on a whirlwind 5 week trip thru Europe. And because it’s such an expensive trip, we *should* be saving all of our money. But between now and then there are 8 full wkends. Which means 8 different weeks we can explore and be outside of our home, whereever that might lead us.
Because I have the inability to stay in one place and I’m queen of instant gratification, since booking our Europe trip we have also: gone to Long Beach, WA for a trip (twice!) with the dogs. Those trips have been amazing because they are so relaxing and easy. There is nothing else to it – they just clean my soul inside and out. We have also taken a few road trips to Oregon because we had nothing else planned & there were amazing hotel deals. & next weekend we are going to Las Vegas to spend 4 days in the throbbing heat, while relaxing in every single pool we can get into. And then immediately following, we are doing another roadtrip to the beach to celebrate the 4th of July with my family. Some wkend after that I’ll be doing another girls trip to Canada in August right before my Europe trip. & let’s be honest – knowing me and my track record, I’m sure those won’t be the last of my trips this year.
But even with all of that, with all of that planned and still so much more planned after – I still have this gut wrenching feeling that I’m missing out on some big crazy secret and that I need to see/do everything while I still can. I don’t know where the excitement, anxiety and slight delusion comes from – but I look at flights and deals and hotels almost every other day. It’s a small (okay, big) obsession and I generally can’t help myself. Not that it’s okay to literally spend all of my money on travel and food, but I guess in a weird way it’s better than spending all of my money on clothes & shoes?
Sometimes I think I was a hippie in my past life who just aimlessly walked the streets, always in search of something new and exciting. Or maybe all of this just means I need to move because I’m constantly craving something new. Whatever it means, for now, I’ll just settle for traveling to/from as many places as I can. <3
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