We, do – for example I now live in “Middle Earth” aka New Zealand. I plot and plan every bit of spare time, to travel there and everywhere. I read up of great traveling ideas and places others have been to, then quickly add to my ever growing list of places to see. Today, as we were driving back of the Auckland Botanical Gardens; it hit me. I actually live in a travel destination, yet I plan and plan to get away from it! So this up and coming month (January that is) I am going to see what all the in coming travellers see, the ones that have added my place of birth to their ‘must see list’. As I said we all live in someone’s dream travel destination.
After we had finished our walk through the lovely gardens (which was only 30 minutes on the motorway from home BTW), I collected a few council booklets about my fine city and the surrounds, with plans to research AND to stay and explore my own back yard. To which Calvin had a massive smile on his dial – no long road trips ahead – this is pretty much what I was reading from his face 😀 !
But it’s true, not all the time to we need to plan some massive and expensive travel to take over our spare time. Just sometimes we need to remember that where we live other people wish they could visit. Like the people who live and work in New York City, or Rome, London – the list of places is endless, they are all places that are on someones wish list, well that is unless you live there. I have always said it’s not all about the place we visit, its more about the journey we take to get there. While this is true and I still firmly believe in it, but who said that the journey needs to be long? Well, sometimes it does lol. Don’t get me wrong I will want to travel right up until I can not travel anymore – sorry Calvin 🙂 but sometimes we need to stop and see what is around us in our own back yard before to see other peoples :). So over the next month the only travel plans that I have will be in the Auckland area – which is ever growing (thank GOD lol). Tomorrow I will post the very last “I ❤ Monday’s” post for 2014. Not to worry, as following Monday week – in 2015 I will continue that posting, as always every Monday morning.
See you tomorrow 🙂
P.S Project 365 starts in….5 days (01/01/15) only on our instagram page (MabelandCalvin)