The hardest part of full-time travel is leaving behind family, loved ones, and friends. When I travel, I don’t get to see new places and experience new things with my loved ones–I’m on my own. Traveling more and more and trying new things doesn’t erase the void in my heart–the absence of my family, boyfriend, and friends. Each time I leave home I embark on a new journey, destined to explore more of the world and learn more about myself, but a part of me doesn’t want to leave knowing that I am leaving the people I love behind. As I move forward exploring the world, they stay behind waiting for my return. As much as I love traveling full-time, the worst part is saying goodbye. Continue reading
Traveling to Australia has always been my dream. It started when I was in university. I watched my friends Facebook walls intently as they posted what seemed like hundreds of stunning turquoise images of their travels through Australia. I was instantly hooked. I won’t say that I was jealous per say, as I did my fair share of traveling while in university as well, but to different (much closer) destinations which included experiences like volunteering in the Bahamas, studying in Texas, attending Mardi Gras in Louisiana, and of course exploring New York, New York, among others. Even still, for some reason, there was a void that couldn’t be filled by any destination other than Australia. Finally, at thirty years old, I’ve made that longing a reality. Continue reading
Homemade Eggs Florentine is what greets us as we rise and shine on our first morning along the Great Ocean Road. Jessica and I have just had a great sleep in a cottage-style home surrounded by the dewy forest.