Top 10 Places to Wander

 

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Love that saying.

Sometimes it’s the smallest things in our homes that reveal the biggest expressions of who we truly are. I am a traveler. Not in reality so much as in my heart…but that’s only a small detail. I believe what I have is referred to as wanderlust- a great desire to travel and rove about. Love Webster’s definition

As with the rest of us, this “hobby” is more of a luxury than an actuality most times but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t daydream. My personal methods for achieving my vacation dreams, whether big or small, include planning for it as much as possible. I plan by researching, saving money throughout the year, building up miles/points on my credit cards, drilling it in my husbands head for days, months, even years, following travel blogs, signing up for travel deal emails (Travelzoo is my favorite) and etc. so that when the opportunity arises, I’m ready!

 

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A little insignificant piece of decor in my home holds a big piece of my wanderlust spirit. It’s nothing more than a small dry erase board that I believe my brother picked up for me at Big Lots one day after we first moved into our townhouse. One day about 3+ years ago, I decided to make a list on it. Like most of us, I make lists all the time. Things  To Do list, Groceries list, Blog Post Ideas list, New Year Resolutions list, Books to read list, Wish list, Christmas Shopping list, etc.

On this little dry erase board I decided to write my Top 10 Places to go in the Next 3 Years list. Without further ado…here is the list:

 

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My only mistake was not writing the exact date on it when I first made the list but I know it was around 3 years go. I was actually able to cross off TWO locations on that list. The biggest and most exciting (and also the most significant one on the list as illustrated by the star next to it) was Paris. After months of planning, harassing my husband, saving, racking up miles and etc…we went to Paris this past November for our 5 year wedding anniversary. It was something I had also wanted to do for my 30th birthday which was in August. I feel so very blessed that we were able to take that amazing, memorable trip.  That little list served as a constant reminder of a goal we had set and a dream we (I) had and it felt damn good to be able to actually reach it.

 

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Since its a new year and the 3 year anniversary of that list has come and gone, I’ve decided to make a new list. Without further ado, once again, here is the new Top 10 Places to go in the Next 3 years list:

 

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I’m hoping we can make 1 or more of those places happen but who knows what life has in store for the next couple of years. It doesn’t really matter though because the list will do its job as I look at it from time to time and remind myself that there are still many places left to wander.

 

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What location would be a must on your travel list?