Make Life an Adventure: Travel and Let Life In!

There is nothing quite like the thrill of traveling. To venture to a new world without knowing what you will see, who you will meet, or where the road will take you, it is a strange blend of delightful butterflies and heart racing nervousness.

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Last year my husband and I did something pretty crazy. We sold our house and quit our jobs to pick up and travel. It wasn’t a decision made out of haste, but a very planned out adventure that we decided to take after a rough few years that involved my husband being ill then recovering from an accident. For three months we traveled the country and just lived. We drove wherever the road took us and camped out at night. Long nights were spent star gazing and talking about the sights we had seen that day. We visited National Parks and went on hikes. There was cliff diving and campfires. It was just us and the road.

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SAMSUNGHowever, getting to that point was anything but easy. It was terrifying to completely leave our lives behind for what many told us was a stupid idea. Not many were supportive, and I wasn’t a hundred percent sure that I wanted to go through with it. Now, being on the other side of the journey, so much has changed for the better and I know the adventure was well worth it. I have learned so much about myself, my marriage, and what I want out of this life. I learned to slow down and live in the moment. We don’t have a lot of time on this Earth, but we forget that when we seem to live in endless days of work, traffic, and chores.

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31 thoughts on “Make Life an Adventure: Travel and Let Life In!”

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  4. If I could travel anywhere right now it would be to Ireland. I have always wanted to go there. It is just so beautiful.

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  6. I love this post! Those pictures are fabulous, and while I haven’t seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty yet, it’s definitely on my must-watch list!

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  8. Well, I am currently facing stepping outside of my comfort zone, because I am contemplating a move overseas. It would be exciting and give me an opportunity to see Asia and Australia more easily, but my biggest fear is making this huge move and feeling lonely and then having to give up and come back home.

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    • Big life changes are always a little scary. What an exciting opportunity though – don’t pass it up! Make it a point to go out and explore and put yourself in situations where you will make friends…you’ll do great!!

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    • Failure was my biggest fear when we left for our trip. I was terrified that I would have to come home and beg for a job and admit to everyone that they were right, and the trip was a waste of time and money. But it was the most liberating thing I have ever experienced, and I figured things out as I went.
      You’ll always wonder what if. Take this opportunity! Moving overseas sounds incredible. Have faith and confidence in yourself. You would be surprised how much you learn about yourself and your inner strength when you have to face changes.

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  9. If I could pick up today and travel, I would make a big circle of the whole US by car OR if I were flying I would go to New Zealand. It looks beautiful there and I would love to visit!

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  10. It has always been a dream of my to travel to New Zealand and explore. I would love to try the Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Coffee and the Gloria Jean’s Mudslide Coffee.

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  11. I really want to go to the Galapagos Islands and I would just record my shows at home and not worry about phones. I would just enjoy the outdoors and all the wild life there. Just unplug from every day life.

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  12. What a fantastic adventure you and your husband lived together! Before we had kids, my husband and I talked of going on “our” adventure, but it ended up being too costly and we put it off. Now it will have to wait until our kids are grown.

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  13. I couldn’t agree more. Our family loves travel so much that our entire website is dedicated to our first-hand travel experiences. We love sharing our journeys and adventures with friends and hope to never stop planning our next stop!

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  14. If I could pack up right now and leave, I’d go to Hawaii…and no, I wouldn’t care about what was on TV; my real life would be way more exciting!

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  16. We tried running away to Alaska once, but, with a 2 year old it was not to be……maybe now that she’s grown we’ll try again!!!

    I am a news nut so I would try to be up on the news, but wait……isn’t that what I am running away from???

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  17. Wow this is such a wonderful post. I am learning to slow down and live in the moment as well. Life is a beautiful thing. If I could travel anywhere right now it would be Hawaii. I’ve always wanted to go there and can see myself walking along the beautiful beaches now.

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  18. Wow! those are beautiful pictures you took from your travel. I love the one with your husband and the dog :-) The mountains are breath taking views as well :-)

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  19. I would travel to France. It is a dream of my daughter’s and I would take her with me to make her dream happen. We also went to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty together and both loved it!

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