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Ever get the urge to quit your job, pack your things, sublease your apartment and go on an Eat, Pray, Love trip? I do. All of the time. Lately I have been craving to go on some kind of a trip, an adventure. One that is life changing. A trip where you get out of your comfort zone and experience the world.

I haven’t been on such a trip in years. The last real adventurous trip I have taken was when I went to the Dominican Republic with a group from my church. We built a house for a family in a small town in severe poverty. This house would be my third that I have built through my church (first two were in Mexico), but this DR pushed me in ways I never thought possible. The entire week I slept in a hammock underneath a bug net tied to poles in an open shelter house. For  days we went to the small town, walked through the broken homes made of scrap metal and built a solid home for a family. We played with the children, had lunch with the neighbors, and did some of the most physical hard work I have ever done. After the house was built we spent the rest of the week exploring the DR. We cliff jumped off of a water fall, rode on mopeds through cities, went to the beach, had dinner on a yacht, and saw where Christopher Columbus lived. It was a life changing experience.

I am looking for another adventure like this. Not necessarily one that requires building homes or living outside for a week, but one where I experience a new culture. I have written this in past posts and as part of my 2018 goals— I want to travel more internationally and domestically. I really want to go to Paris and London this year. Yes a far cry from the DR experience, but still an experience nevertheless. I have a long list of places I want to see around the world, hit every continent except for Antarctica—- have you not been listening to me complain on Insta Stories about the cold weather here in NYC? Imagine me in the South Pole…… Anyway, on places I really want to go to are: Paris, London, Italy, Greece, Thailand, Tokyo, Brazil, Sydney, Melbourne, Colombia, Croatia, Austria, Ireland, and Cape Town. I have a lot to do before I head to heaven.

I do not want to discount traveling domestically and not having an adventure. I LOVED visiting Charleston this past summer and am dying to go back. I enjoyed learning about Charleston’s rich history and looking at the world’s cutest houses. It is on my top of my travel list for 2018, I want to go back.  Honestly I am up for traveling anywhere in the US, why not? Even Alaska I would be up for. Although I am easily convinced to travel anywhere, I do have a list of places I want to go: Boston, Savannah, Nantucket, Jackson Hole, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Charlotte, Sonoma, Asheville, and Big Sur. Again I can be easily convinced to go anywhere and even revisit some places.

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garment bag, toiletry bag

Since I am becoming a world traveler I need to jet-set in style. I do this with Hudson and Bleecker, a cute and classic traveling accessories brand. As someone who over packs, for even a weekend getaway, I need all of the help I can get to stay organized. For my travels I have Hudson and Bleecker’s garment bag, toiletry bag, and a cosmetic case. They have so many cute travel accessories that it makes me want to skip town and go travel right away.

Where are you dying to travel to?