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Going into San Fransisco, I had done almost zero research. I honestly thought I was going to San Diego until about 3 weeks before my trip. The only thing I knew what where my Airbnb was. Nevertheless, myself, my mom, and sister headed out into the unknown!
Planning for a trip is one of my favorite parts of the trip.
I am currently planning a trip over the last weekend in April. I was planning on going somewhere over my birthday weekend, but it turns out that my birthday falls the same weekend as Easter. Who knew?!
My number one thing for planning my trip is tracking flights.
My friend Bailey tracks flights like it's her job. I am currently tracking 9 different flights out of different cities into some of the same cities and sometimes different cities. By doing this, Google will send you emails anytime one of your flights change in price. It's honestly so fun to watch the numbers go up and down.
My travel bucket list is something very near and dear to my heart. It almost a representation of my hopes and dreams.
My list of places includes both states and cities within the United States but also countries and cities. These are not any specific order.
I am a little Norwegian on my dad's side of the family. It has been a dream of mine to visit Norway since I was probably around 8 years old. Hearing my grandparents and great-grandparents talk about the culture just lit something inside me. Not only that, but it is a beautiful country.
I am currently on my way to Omaha to go see Jon Bellion, Judah and the Lion, and Twenty One Pilots.
Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway! The winner is Shellie! I have been in contact with her and her prizes on on the way! Thanks again for anyone who participated!
I haven’t been on a trip since Florida, but I was pleasantly surprised when Bailey asked me to go to Minnesota with her for the day. She had to return some things from over Christmas break, so we decided to make a day out of it.
On my trips, I tend to take a million and one pictures. I've talked about it probably a million times on here, but here I am talking about it again!
Ever since I've had my DSLR camera, I've made it a point to take more photos on all my trips, with only a few exceptions. I've captured some amazing moments and memories throughout the years, that I wouldn't have been able to remember without my camera. It's my favorite travel buddy.
Today I want to talk about some specific subject matters that interest me most while I'm on a trip.
I love, love, love taking pictures of Architecture. Ever since I was little, I've been very interested in architecture. The shapes of the different materials used and the different textures and how well they fit together, just look so amazing to me.
Everyone has been homesick at one point in your life, whether it was when you were 8 at summer camp or when you decided to study abroad for a year in Italy. Either way it feels awful. Nobody likes it, nobody really knows why we suddenly feel it. But, I'm here to share my best tips of coping with it.
The best example of homesickness that I can give is when my family decided to travel for a month in Europe. And I use the word travel loosely. We didn't stay in fancy hotels or eat the most expensive food. My parents had one goal for our trip and it was for us to learn about culture and history. So we had a budget, stayed in hostels, and sometimes just saw and didn't go in.
So without further ado, let's get into some tips!
1. Text a friend or family member
If you're able to text or call a friend while you're gone, I think that it can really help. It can be hard when you're in a different timezone, but they will see it when they wake up and can call you back the next day.
2. Write a travel journal about all of the fun things you did that day
One thing that has also helped me is journaling about all of the fun things I have done either that day or the things you've done throughout my trip. I like to take a travel journal with me to document every cool thing that I do.
3. Do something familiar
Sometimes when I feel homesick, something familiar can give you that warm fuzzy feeling of home. Sometimes listening to certain songs, eating certain foods, or enjoying familiar activities can give you a certain sense of comfort and home.
This blog post was a wee bit short but I hope these tips help you out next time you're on a trip!
Going to Florida with my Family was a blast! I'm hoping to do more travel diaries similar to this when I travel other places. Bailey sends me snapchats all the time of super cheap plane tickets... So who knows, maybe I'll be traveling a little more in 2017.
Miami here I come!
Today we traveled about 2 hours outside of comfortable Naples, to the Adventerous city of Miami!
We left our house at around 8:30am to drive out to Miami. We started the day out by getting Starbucks. Because, honestly what is a roadtrip without Starbucks. Then we headed out on our trek. The drive seemed pretty long, but our family hashed out some 2017 goal planning, which helped it go a little quicker.
Travel means something different to everyone,
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!