I love to travel because I feel like I’m always missing out on something amazing. The world around me in my home town or even the whole state seems so small when compared to the rest of the world. On my 2nd trip to the Caribbean I spend the whole vacation snorkelling. Every day while the sun was out I made it my personal mission to see as many fish and underwater life as I could. Our tour guide took us to holchan marine reserve off the coast of ambergris Caye, Belize to look for sea turtles and I finally saw on for the first time! Mission complete 👍
When you want something bad enough, make it happen. Elephants have been my favorite animal for as long as I can remember. I told myself that one day I would see one in real life, in nature, not in some cage at the zoo. I booked a flight to Thailand and finally made it out to spend the day at phuket elephant sanctuary. Best trip of my life! So far 😊
A life changing travel experience doesn’t always have to be in a different country than which you reside in. In between big trips I love taking what I call a “mini trip”. Beauty is all around us, you just have to know where to look! Enjoyed a relaxing weekend in the Redwoods, spent less than 300$ total (gas roundtrip 8 hours each way / food / motel / extras) and made memories that will last a lifetime.
Thailand gave me many memorable adventures and a few challenges. A quick peak..
-phuket elephant sanctuary
-new years eve celebrations
-the similan islands
-Gibbon rehabilitation project
-missed return flight from Bangkok to the states which cost me an extra 1200$
-the phuket zoo
On this trip I learned that anything that can go wrong will, and that must be one of the reasons why people are afraid of traveling especially so far from home. Want to know the strangest part? This trip has been my favorite so far which completely proves that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Yes, I got food poisoning, dealt with huge language barriers at the airport after my connecting flight was 6 hours late!( which never got resolved and I had to buy a whole new one way ticket home which cost much more than my round trip ticket for this trip.). Saw more animal cruelty in 2 hours at the zoo than I have in one year back home, and fell pray to hotel scams despite awesome reviews on trip advisor. But after all of that, combined with the amazing things I experienced like the wonderful phuket elephant sanctuary in phuket Thailand, the Gibbon rehabilitation project, and our friendly knowledgeable tour guides who took us on a day trip to dive the similan islands, I wouldn’t trade this trip for anything in the world!
Experiencing a world so different than what you are used to will change your life for the better weather you realize it or not.
It took a lot of searching within before i realized what i wanted to do with my life. I’ve been to college and worked a dozen jobs before I realized my true passion was to travel. In only a few short years I’ve gone from only ever traveling among the states to checking 6 countries off my list. Join me on this adventure of real life stories and tips to help make your travel experience unforgettable.