“Travel is rebellion in it’s purest form. We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate. We, sometimes, choose to never come back.”
Hi, my name is Amanda. *waves* I’m shy and I love to travel solo. Ironic, right? These two usually don’t go hand in hand. That’s why when I broke the news to my family and friends that I booked a solo trip to Europe for three weeks, they were all taken back. Some were supportive and others were concerned, “how are you going to make friends?” they asked, as I internally rolled my eyes a million times.
I’ve never been one for bucket list’s, however now that I spend eight hours a day speaking with avid travellers, all with different ideas and goals, I’ve been inspired to create my own ultimate bucket list. Some of the places and experiences have already been checked off, but I’ve added a ton of new things that I never imagined of before!
Okay, so you’ve decided where you’re headed. Now here come the important questions, Where will you stay? How will you even get there? What will you eat? How will you meet people? What currency do you need? The list goes on! Now here’s the beauty of the internet and social media, you will find the answers to all your questions at the tip of your fingers.
As much as I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, I also had a very curious mind about the world. I constantly wondered what else was out there and even toyed with the idea of getting a teaching job abroad. Unfortunately, I never followed through and stuck to what I was comfortable with. Your typical Monday to Friday job, clock in/clock out and making a difference in little lives. Sounds great, right? Yet, I always felt something was off.