Good Morning Day Dreamers,
I hope this finds you well wherever in the world you may be. I am honoured to be writing a guest post while our daydreamer, Ashleigh takes her vacation in the Bahamas’ (even if I am a little jealous) ;)
I’m not sure about you but something that constantly occupies my daydreams is TRAVEL! Be this in your own state/province, own country or overseas, it’s amazing to have the opportunity to get out and explore! So far I have been fortunate enough to travel around most of Australia with my family as well as taking some overseas trips.
One of my biggest trips was in 2004 when I was given the opportunity to embark on a school exchange to Appleby College, Oakville, CANADA. This trip allowed me the chance to meet some incredible people (including Ash), see some of the fantastic places Canada has to offer and most importantly, the ability to fully immerse myself in the Canadian culture… the epitome of any good travel experience. While I don’t deny being a sucker for doing some tacky tourist things I do believe that leaving those in your wake and exploring the area as a local would, is what travel is all about.
Whenever you visit somewhere new, be brave to explore on your own, get lost in the countryside, enjoy local produce and as they say, live as a local would. If you have the time, spend a little longer in places which you don’t know much about and truly engross yourself in their way of living. Opening your eyes to other cultures and being aware of our differences and similarities will not only give you wonderful personal growth (and perhaps some terrific photo’s!) but also help the world become a better and more understanding place.
If travel is something you have been dreaming about then its time to pick a location, do some planning and get packing… daydreamers, it’s time to make your daydreams a reality!
Till next time daydreamers,
**I have just started my own blog where you will find posts on my upcoming Honours project, thoughts on life and a surprise weekly guest post. You can check it out HERE!