23 May 2013
Story of My Life Blog is having a Blog every day in May writing prompt and today’s is:
Things I have learnt that school won’t teach me
*A love of travel and how travel can change one’s view of the world
I think that every teenager that leaves high school after Year 12 should take at least 6months to 12 months off to live, explore and travel the world independently from their parents or caregivers.
Yes, that means by themselves. Without you: the parent.
I know that I have no research or statistics that would support this claim to be beneficial. I am sure that there are a few parents reading this going..
“What the? What would she know?”
Well, I do have a little travel bug addiction.
Many moons ago, as a baby-faced newbie adult over the years, travelled solo to California, Europe, Fiji & around Australia. I have also been to Melbourne & Sydney a few times by myself.
I have been on other travel trips overseas & interstate with my husband which obviously have a different perspective and vibe to solo travelling.
Lost luggage. Stolen cameras. Missed flights. Economy cattle class. Long-haul flights.
Beautiful sunsets. Local food. Tourist traps. Sight seeing. Once in a lifetime experiences. Accents. Freedom. Relaxation.
Getting out of your comfort zone. Out of the routine and safety of ordinary life.
Solo Travelling is the key to a richer life.
Travelling also make you appreciate home.
Which leads me to:
Here is what is left on My Travel Bucket list:
* Singapore (for the shopping)
*Bali, Phuket or Vietnam (I haven’t been to any of these places yet)
* A year in New York with hubby
* Visit my siblings in London
* Have a White Christmas (I am yet to see snow at 30 something years old)
* Travel around Australia in a caravan with my hubby & kids
* Gallipoli for Anzac Day
* Visit Spain & Portugal (Ole!)
Which countries are on your Bucket List?