On the heels of our honeymoon in Africa, I can’t stop thinking of all the other places in the world Will and I hope to visit together. We actually had several conversations during our trip about where we each wanted to travel next or which destinations were at the top of our bucket list. For instance, I’m dying to get to India and Morocco, and Will is most intrigued by Australia and Peru. We both want to see China at some point in our lives, but it’s not topping the list for either of us right now. And of course we’ll both happily head back to France and Italy any chance we get! There are also so many places within the United States we want to see more of: fall road trips through New England, a ski trip to Colorado, weekend trips to Austin, Texas, a summer visit to Maine…
Because there’s no time like the end of one trip to start planning your next one, I’d love to learn from you about your favorite places you’ve ever been. What was the best trip you’ve ever taken, solo, with girlfriends, or with your significant other? And what did you love about that place — amazing food, constant adventure, total relaxation?
Not sponsored in any way, but Will and I are newly obsessed with the app Been, which helps you calculate exactly how many countries and states you’ve visited as well as what percentage of the world you’ve seen. I thought I was reasonably well-traveled for 28, but knowing I’ve only explored 9% of the world definitely gets me fired up to get out and see more! Not to mention the fact that so many of those countries were crossed off during my semester abroad in the Loire Valley and I haven’t made nearly as much headway in the seven years since I graduated from college.
I know this is a unique time in our lives (dual income, no kids — some of our friends calls this the “dink” lifestyle haha) to be able to travel, so even though Will’s working at a start-up and I’m self-employed and we’d love to buy a home in the next couple years (there are always so many reasons not to travel, amiright?!), travel is something we both want to prioritize. I’d love to hear how you make travel a priority in your life, and if you know how many countries or states you’ve visited, I’d love to compare notes! (If you’re interested, I’ve been to 24 countries and 42 states!) I truly can’t wait to hear from you!