Go Places

by - 12:00 PM

I think I was doomed from the start: both my mom and dad have severe cases of wanderlust. They passed it both down to me. It was pretty obvious I'd become like them: a few minutes after I was born, when my mom held me for the very first time, I escaped from her hold and explored the bed. A few months later my parents took me to Madeira to see how I'd handle flyinh. I liked it and soon they took me to the US. From the day I was born, I was a lost cause.

When I was 16 my wanderlust began to take on a new form: I wanted to see the world on my own. My parents are awesome and showed me around on four continents, but I felt it was time to go on my own adventures. The big problem was that my parents though I wasn't mature enough to do that. Until a few weeks ago. My dad admitted that he thinks I'm old and independent enough to travel on my own. I officially got the green light to travel.
At this moment there are just a few things that keep me from travelling. I haven't found someone who wants to go to the end of the world with me yet. I also don't have the money I need to do that. It's not a big problem though. Right now I'm mostly dreaming of all the amazing places I'm going to see.
A few months ago I started making a list of all the countries and places I want to visit in my life. Since then I've been collecting pictures of all those places. I got kindergarten creative with some glue and stuck them all in a notebook. Every time I get demovited I open the notebook and looks at all the beautiful pictures I've collected.
Italy and Iceland, good combination :P
So at this moment I'm only dreaming, but next summer dreams will start to come true. I'll travel to San Francisco on my own for the very first time. After that trip, I want to go to Cuba, Sweden, Slowakia, Indonesia... The world will become my playground.
My new bag with all the countries I've already visited
Where do you want to go? Let me know in the comments.
Stay Awesome!

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  1. Good luck on on all your travels! I know that you'll have so much fun! Your dreams of where you want to go really can become a reality :-)

    As for me, I would like to visit Europe in particular. I see on your bag that you've been there. Was it fun?
    - Jollygirl
    http://reflectionsofajollygirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!
      Europe is the place I grew up in, so I never thought of it as anything special. It's varied when it comes to nature, but nothing special. If you like history and castles and ancient cities, it's a perfect place to visit.

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  2. I honestly want to go anywhere and everywhere. At the top of my list is everywhere in Europe, then New York, then Japan. There's so many different cultures, and the most historical amazes me. At the end of this year I'm going to Italy, and as the 16 year old I am going to be very happy on this school trip, without my parents. Now I wonder if one day it'll be just me, backpacking independently. Now wouldn't that be nice? I hope your dreams come true too, and San Francisco will be a blast.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Italy is a great place for school trips! When I went there junior year of high school, it was the most amazing time of my high school life. I hope you get to travel on your own later, but I also hope you find great company. Travelling with a friend is always more fun than travelling all by yourself (I think :P)

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  3. I wish you good luck Envy! I'm always visiting tropical islands such as Jamaica but I'd really love to visit places such as Figi and Hawaii.

    -AwkwardTeen
    http://imdoingteenagingwrong.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I've never beento Jamaica, but when I was just a kid my parents used to take me to islands like Barbados. I've also been to Hawaii. I don't remember much, but I do remember liking the place a lot (probably because I could swim all day long in the pool and in the ocean)

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  4. Wow, this was very inspirational! I hope you get to go to all those places you stuck pictures of on your notebook! I like the idea of travelling, but not alone ;-; maybe we should go together xD

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    1. I hope I can visit all those places too, but I need an absurd amount of money to travel to all those countries...
      Yeah, we should travel together! Wanna go to Iceland? :P

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  5. I hope that you end up traveling to all of the places you wish to travel to! Its such a treat to go on flying and explore the world! :D

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Thank you! I love flying so much, it's always one of my favorite parts of a trip, doesn't matter where I'm going :)

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  6. Your wanderlust is contagious! I had been postponing my travel daydreaming as I'm so busy this year, but I'm actually itching to visit Italy and Iceland right now.. Have you heard of fernweh (I know you're studying German so you probably have :P)? It's like homesickness, but it's for a place you've never been... Or in my case, it's a more eloquent way of describing my desire for nowhere-in-particular, just faraway, travel :)

    I didn't know that you'd been to Ireland, but I see from your bag that you have. What part did you go to?

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    1. Hahaha, let's meet up in Rome and Reykjavik then!
      Yes, I've heard of fernweh. I use it to desribe my homesickness for the place in California where I used to spent all my summers :P

      I went to Ireland way back in May of 2008. We started our trip in Belfast, had to go to Dublin because our luggage had somehow ended up there, then went straight to the other side of the country from there and eventually back to Belfast. I liked Ireland, even though it was raining most of the time

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  7. You need to visit India, Envy! India is honestly the most beautiful place you'll ever visit. India has beauty and elegance in the little things, and I've found that the culture and enthusiasm is just contagious. I adore the ethnicity you find around every corner, the sights, smells, tastes. India is meant to be soaked in. ;)
    ~ Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha, people keep telling me I should go to India, but my parents aren't exactly in favor of the idea (not yet, that is). I hope to go there in the near distant future and experience all those things you've listed :)

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  8. Hey Envy
    I would love to say that I want to go everywhere. Ervery place at the earth but the Point is it is surreal.
    It's a huge number with places i want to go anytime. However I wouldn't want to know only more about the places, The People make the places for a great one more important than the City, village or nature Looks. The humans are build the places to something Special.

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    1. That's so true and it's also the reason why I avoid Dutch tourists when I travel: I want to get to know the locals, I want to know how the people live there, what life's like in the place I'm visiting. I'm a bit weird like that, I just want to know everything there is to know about a place I'm visiting. To use Sanjana's words: I like places that are meant to be soaked in, because they're so diverse

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