My Fourth Decade of Travel

Scrolling through iPhoto, I’m reminded of so much from the last decade. It’s a little overwhelming, contemplating all the changes in my life. So I’ll pick another easy topic for this morning: travel.

I started off my 30s with my first real solo vacation, which was liberating and wonderful. I decided to visit Grenada, and it was a revelation to travel alone and do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, without needing to consult anyone else. I stayed at LaSource, a beautiful little property, and did some fun island tours, lots of spa treatments (one a day came with the room package), read tons of books, and thoroughly enjoyed myself in every way. I’m not linking to LaSource because after Hurricane Ivan almost completely destroyed it, it was bought and rebuilt by Sandals. I would hate for anyone to think that I went to a Sandals resort! 😉

Other big trips in the decade: 2 Alaska cruises, 2 Caribbean cruises, 2 work trips to Hawaii, a honeymoon in Portugal, 2 weeks in India. There were countless trips to Boston, New York City, Indiana, and the Pacific Northwest. I made it to Cleveland twice to visit one of my best friends, had a family trip to the Grand Tetons, and another family trip to Cape Cod. There were quick-hit trips to Atlanta, Las Vegas, the Kennedy Space Center, Myrtle Beach, and probably quite a few others I’m forgetting. Luckily, I married a man who shares my love of travel, and we have many wonderful trips planned over the next few decades.

Alaska cruise with my family, 2005
Alaska cruise with my family, 2005
With 3 of my favorite violinists in Hawaii, 2007
With 3 of my favorite violinists in Hawaii, 2007
Honeymoon in the Douro Valley, Portugal, 2009
Honeymoon in the Douro Valley, Portugal, 2009
Caribbean cruise, 2010
Caribbean cruise, 2010
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India trip with my parents, 2012

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