I am a self-proclaimed travel junkie. I grew up wanting to explore the world- my dad traveled a lot for work and I was always curious about where he was going to (Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Bruges, Italy, Germany, etc). Growing up, we went on a few family vacations to Mexico (Cancun, Cozumel & the Mayan Riviera) and I fell in love with all that the various cultures had to offer. Every time I’m exploring a little market in a new culture, my heart fills with joy. Sitting at a cafe enjoying the local food? Just amazing.
Although my goal of leaving the country once a year to explore somewhere new started in 2010 after my trip to Africa, I have been traveling yearly since 2008 so I figured I would add those also.
Side note: Yes I do work full-time & I love my job. This is my idea of work-life balance: work hard, save up and travel. I used to feel guilty taking vacation time, but why? They give it to you for a reason so use it. It’ll make you a better, happier employee 🙂
Side note: Am I rich or do I have a trust fund? Nope. I have a travel fund. I’d rather spend my money on a trip to Tuscany (which I am, this year!) than a hefty bar tab in Los Angeles. Traveling is my idea of fun, and I love love love it.
Yep, I am a travel junkie.
Here are the places I have been so far. I will add photos from some of these in a later post.
2014: Paris, France
2014: Ireland (Road trip from Dublin through several small towns to Galway & the Cliffs Of Moher)
2013: Nosara, Costa Rica
2012: Antigua, Guatemala
2011: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
2010: Moshi & Arusha Tanzania, Safari through the Ngorongoro Crater & the Serengeti
2009: Turks & Caicos
2009: Nassau, Bahamas
2008: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2008: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Years Prior to 2008: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (twice)
Years Prior to 2008: Cozumel,
Years Prior to 2008: Cancun, Mexico