Travel is my love language. This probably doesn’t come as surprise to anyone, I mean I run a travel blog. But it really is a true statement. My fondest memories growing up are from traveling around the country, and for as long as I can remeber travel has been a priority in my life. When you travel you are able to experience new cultures, meet new people, and see new sites. You learn something new everytime, and it pushes you outside your comfort zone and helps you grow as a person.

My first introduction to travel came in the form of the classic roadtrip. Family vacation for me growing up always included a road trip. Sometimes these roadtrips were short, like the ones to the beach, and sometimes they were long, like the 14 hour drives to see my dad’s family in New England, but regardless of the length these roadtrips hold some of my favorite memories as a kid. My parents also considered roadtrips the perfect educational opportunity. We always sought out the most interesting historical landmark along the route and would spend a few hours learning about the place and its impact on America. I think these roadtrip field trips are one of the many reasons I love American history so much.

{age 12 | Fort Sumter, Charleston, SC}

Luckily, the “field trip” mentality my parents instilled in their children has lasted into my brother’s and my own trip planning. Do you know many college students who would spend their spring break in museums? Nope, me either. But that’s exactly what my brother and I did my senior year.

{age 21 | White House, Washington D.C.}

Fast forward to post-graduate life, and I’m still eager to visit new places and learn something new with each trip/adventure. Luckily, I have found someone as eager to explore as me. (Sidenote: This is a must-have trait for me in my partner.) Since The Tall Man and I started dating a little over a year ago, we have traveled to 12 different states.When we travel, it’s just as much about being with each other and enjoying each other’s company as it is experiencing something new.

{age 27 | Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PA | our second date}

I think traveling is so much more fun when you can do it with the ones you love, and it’s also way more memorable!

Where are you traveling to next? And with whom?

Enter the Minted Giveaway! Deadline for entry is March 1, 2017.
  • 12 different states in a little over a year!? that’s killer. I am a big history buff too, so I’ve definitely spent vacations in the museums, I always insist on hitting at least one spot of significance on any trip!

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  • Yeah. Long distance sometimes has its advantages. Haha.

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  • I love that your love of traveling came from road trips with your family. That is such a sweet memory to begin a lifelong passion! 12 States in a year is amazing!

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  • Road trips also make for some great stories too! Many a road trips have gone down in family folklore. We had no intention of doing that many in a year, but we absolutely love our tradition and are looking forward to expanding that list!

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  • I love traveling! I think our next planned trip is to Boston. We just got back from Hawaii two days ago. That was a blast! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Christina Strickland

    I love that, I wish our family had travelled more when we were younger, definitely something I want to instill in my kids as most of my travels happened once I moved out of my house, we don’t have those family memories. Want my kids to though so ๐Ÿ™‚ awesome blog!

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  • Christine C.

    I think that traveling is just good for the soul! I need and want to do it more often because I have a huge list of places I want to visit!

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  • His love of travel was one thing that attracted me to my husband as well. Our next big trip will probably be to Thailand.

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  • I love Boston! I first visited last year, but it is a fun city! Hope you have a good time exploring, and you should definitely check out the Boston Tea Party Museum (http://bit.ly/2mqN465). I have never been to Hawaii, but I’m looking forward to visiting one day.

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  • Thanks for stopping by Christina! And it’s never too late to start that tradition with your kids. I’m really thankful my parents encourage my brother’s and my travels.

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  • It is so good for the soul! My list grows each day, but I always try to find opportunities to cross one of them off. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Thanks for stopping by Sara! Thailand will be awesome! I haven’t traveled to Asia yet, but I’m looking forward to visiting one day! Safe travels!

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  • Travelling is so great for you, this post is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.seaofwanderlust.com

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  • Travel is such a wonderful thing, and it is so good for the soul! Thanks for stopping by Kelsey!

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  • My parents did the same thing, taking us to different states. When I was in high school, my mom actually suggested that we go on my school’s Europe tour, which surprised me then since I thought it would be too impossible to even mention. It really instilled a love of travel in me. Next (I think) I’ll be landing in Edinburgh unless some friends convince me to do I weekend foodie trip somewhere else.

    http://thetatteredpassport.wordpress.com

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  • My parents encouraged international travel as well. It’s definitely something I want to pass on to my kids one day! And a foodie trip sounds amazing! Thanks for stopping by Karile! I hope you’ll continue to follow along my travels. PS – I love your site!

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  • Thanks! Your parents sound like amazing people ๐Ÿ™‚

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