Say, do you wish to wander? I’ve got a case of wanderlust. I usually do. In fact, I always do, particularly, when there is no where I can go. But usually when I do get somewhere, even a somewhere I’ve been wishing to be, I always end up wanting to be back home. It’s funny how that works, isn’t it? I think this D.H. Lawerence quote (which I’ve shared before) describes me to a T, “She was a romantic in being homesick for somewhere else.”
I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited several other countries (England, France, Belgium, South Africa, Swaziland) and yet I find myself only wanting to explore more. Have you ever found that sometimes the daydreaming, the planning and then the remembering is almost better than the actual trip itself? I know that may sound a little crazy but I’ve found it to be so. Two things that are really important to me when traveling are, first and foremost exploring and experiencing the culture (food!) and second finding a treasure to take home. Because, like I said, sometimes it is the remembering that is the best part of all.
I’m curious….would any of you agree with this theory? And let’s talk travel why don’t we?
I’D LOVE TO KNOW:
01 / If you could go anywhere where would you go?
02 / Where was your favorite trip of all time / you’re favorite location?
03 / What was is the most special treasure you’ve brought home from your travels?
01 / The South of France + Italy are next on my list but I also badly wish to see Scotland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Sweden + many other places. However, I always wish to go back to England + Paris, I’m so very partial to these two places.
02 / Paris- I know I know. But I had no idea how much I was actually going to fall in love with this city. I’m a die hard Anglophile and thought nothing would surpass my love of England. And well, Paris kind of took my breath away. It really was as magical as everyone says it to be.
03 / When we traveled to Paris for our 10 year anniversary the mister bought me a Louis Vuitton bag. I chose the very classic Speedy because I knew it will never go out of style. I love knowing that my Louis actually came from France and that it will be a special piece, with a special story, to pass down to my daughter.
P.S. My sister just returned from Russia and brought me back some goodies. They were so pretty I just had to photograph them. I’ve always loved the Matryoshka Dolls (Russian Nesting Dolls), the colors are just so vibrant. I have no idea what is in the little gold striped package (and neither does my sister- ha). I only guess that it goes with tea as their is a teapot on the package.
(images la la Lovely)