Friday, February 10, 2017

I'm Updating the Travel Page!

travel map jewelry

If you have been following along, you know that January was the month of purging, cleaning out, and organizing. February is all about replacing and repairing. While most of this is taking place in the house and garden, I realized that I have a sorely neglected part of my blog that needs desperately to be updated and shown some love.

It's Travel.

Currently there is a link to an actual separate blog for travel and adventures that hasn't been updated in 3 years!

So if you'll bear with me over the next few weeks before spring and full on beekeeping and gardening, I'm going to tidy up this section and make it fun. We may have a daily post here for a while as I transition and make things easier to find. If you like travel and reading travel journals then you are going to love this pre-spring project.

Let's get started!

When I started my travel blog I thought it would be hilarious to write from the perspective of my suitcase, known affectionately in early posts as, Mr. Suitcase.

Cause I'm all original like that.

But let's start at the very beginning. I love beginnings, don't you? 

"I'm shakin' the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I'm gonna see the world. Italy, Greece, the Parthenon, the Colosseum...." That line from It's a Wonderful Life is what made me fall in love with George Bailey.

Oh George, I know exactly how you feel.

Call it wanderlust or fernweh, a German word meaning "an ache for the distance".  I have an overpowering desire to go everywhere and see everything. Few things make me as happy as a packed bag by the front door, a boarding pass, a train ticket. Vintage maps and suitcases are just two of the many things that make my little southern housewife heart go pitter pat.

 I get unbelievably excited about old globes with names of places that don't exist anymore; British East Indies, Siam, The Belgian Congo...they conjure up images of travelers of long ago.  I love old movies that revolve around people heading off on adventures or have wonderful transportation scenes. Eva Marie Saint and Cary Grant on a train in North by Northwest. When has a train ever been sexier than that? Two friends traveling to Italy in Enchanted April and coming alive again actually rings sort of true.

 The story of Isaak Dennison so beautifully told in Out of Africa made me desperately want a coffee farm...or Robert Redford or some combination of the two...never mind. I'm also a big fan of travel narratives written by those far more adventurous than myself. But we'll get to all that as soon as I unpack, which shouldn't take long. I travel light and believe that yes, when in Rome...

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