I'm currently in New Orleans! I've been waiting for this trip for almost a year, and I can't believe I'm here! My school has a thing called interterm where you can take one class for a month, and this year I'm taking a class on Voodoo where we travel to New Orleans for a week! More on the trip later though, here's 10 things I love about traveling! Not in any particular order.
Something about the abundance of people with everyone on their own journey and destination makes me happy. Although I'm not a huge fan of the hours of waiting that happens there.
2. Hotel Beds
Is it just me or do hotel beds give you either the best or worst night's sleep of your life. For the most part, I end up getting great sleep in hotel beds (except the one here in New Orleans! Our hotel is haunted, and I'm absolutely terrified and can't sleep.)
I love meeting and talking to people who live in the area that I'm visiting. It's a great way to learn the in's and out's of the city, and where to get great recommendations for anything your heart desires!
Okay, this is my absolute favorite part about traveling. Although I'm a picky eater I always love going to new restaurants and seeing what they have to offer. Here in New Orleans, where food is such a huge part of the culture, there's an absurd amount of restaurants. I can't wait to eat everywhere! So far, the beignets from Cafe Du Monde are my absolute favorite.
Every place in the world has it's own unique history, and being a history major, I really enjoy learning about it.
I've only been here for two days, but I feel like I've seen so much of New Orleans. Exploring is one of my favorite things to do while traveling because I feel like I have to take in as much as I can before I leave for home! I especially love traveling to the not so touristy spots to see something a little different than what's in the guidebooks.
7. No Responsibilities
If you're on a school trip, like me, you have some responsibilities, but for the majority of vacations you have none! Now's the time to relax and give in to your surroundings. Do what you please, whenever you please!
8. Being with Friends/Family
I'm with so many great people on this trip, and I know I'll be coming back with more friends than I started with. Spending time with fun people is what makes me love travel!
I love taking pictures of anything and everything, and traveling definitely brings out the photographer in me. (Be sure to see what I'm up to on my instagram!)
I feel that it's best to live in the moment while traveling. There can be so many opportunities that people pass by, but personally I want to do as much as I can. When is the next time I'll be back in this place and doing whatever it is I'm doing? I can sit in a room any day of the week, but when will I ever get the chance to eat alligator again? (By the way, I ate alligator and it was a proud moment for my picky self.) Do the things you won't get the chance to do anywhere else, you won't regret it!