Soon, I’ll be away for a bit getting to know our newest family member, and so in the meantime, I wanted to make sure you had great content and interesting stories to entertain you! I’ve asked a couple of guest bloggers to come by for a week and share some of their expertise on subjects near and dear to their heart.
One of those bloggers will be Elizabeth! Not only is she a great friend, she is also kind of an amazing traveler. She spends a good chunk of her time making sure she’s traveling both near and far — including a stint living in Ghana. She’s just recently returned from her too-numerous-to-count trip to Bolivia. (The count is over 15!) And she’s going to plan on sharing some stories related to this last trip and travel. She also may have a fun baby post for you. I’ve asked her to answer just a few questions so we can get to know her a bit more. Enjoy!
1. How would describe your travel philosophy?
It’s all part of the adventure. The best part of being in Travel Mode is that I’m much better at taking things in stride. Unexpected “set backs” like lost luggage, bus breakdowns, etc. make for the most interesting experiences and stories. (I need to be better about applying that mentality to everyday life!)
2. When you travel what are the three things you can’t live without?
Passport. Sunblock. Baby wipes. Most other things can usually be scrounged up somewhere if absolutely needed.
3. What’s the first thing you do when you get home?
Completely unpack and put all my stuff away. It’s a slightly obsessive-compulsive ritual that helps me transition from traveling to home. Then I sleep for as long as real life will allow.
4. Is travel something that will always be important in your life?
Definitely. There are so many places to go! Also, my grandmother made it a goal to take each one of her grandchildren on an overseas trip while we were in our teens/twenties. It was life-changing, and I really hope to carry on the tradition with my nieces and nephews.