• Getting Inspired From New Places

    Let me preface this by saying I’m not much of a traveller…

    I’m a creature of comfort, and I enjoy a routine. I don’t travel often because it can be exhausting, time spent at various sites/attractions is very short-lived, and I’m not big on crowds. I’d rather stay and live in a place for a month or so to truly get a feel for the locale, not just the “touristy” hot spots. However, recently, although I was a bit under the weather (health struggles the past few months), I was excited to embark on a spontaneous road trip to the Pacific Northwest (really bad timing due to the fires). I’ve been wanting to visit the Pacific Northwest for a few years now, and I’m so glad I get to check that off my “list.” I definitely want to go back, and potentially live in the Seattle/Bellevue area for a month or so! It was a very short trip, but I learned a few things that I’m going to share briefly below.

    • We didn’t really have an itinerary during this trip, which I sort of regret. Next time, I’d like to do some research and plan a few things I would want to do/see. Also, the trip was so short that it didn’t really make sense to plan for things that may not have occurred during our visit.
    • From this trip, I am inspired to live each day more fully – even (especially) in my own city. I’m taking that back with me and applying that mindset to my day-to-day life. I want to embrace and enjoy all the events, activities, restaurants, attractions, etc etc that a city has to offer: workout classes, book readings, conferences, meet ups, outdoor adventures, whatever it may be!
    • She inspires me πŸ™‚
    • I LOVE treating myself to a new book every time I go to a new place. It’s nice to have something tangible to remember the trip by.

    My essentials for on-the-go style: a roomy cognac tote (exact one linked!) and cozy brown wedge sandals that go with EVERYTHING! Other items (similar) that I wore on this trip are linked below.

    Are you a traveller? Where do you find inspiration from when venturing outside your home city? See you next week!