Hello…it’s me. I’m just going to throw you guys straight into my next adventure. I had planned to do some build up on how to travel 5 star on a 2 star budget, or fun things to cross of your bucket list. But since business has been amazing, my planning to be able to leave the country for 2 weeks, putting my house on the market, finding the perfect home for me and the list goes on.
There is another local small business owner that I converse with fairly often and we can compare traveling stories each time. I believe he said it best, that he works so he can travel. I believe that is me! I absolutely love to be able to experience something that is a special memory (where ever that may be), or see how another part of the world does things and learn from other areas.
I love marketing, and there is no better place to check out products, ideas, advertising campaigns, and probably my favorite are the different visual ideas. Whether that be little areas like a Dresden, Germany and their magical little hidden garden shopping area, or Neals Yard in London. How to make use of urban space, how to not reinvent the wheel but learn from a non affected market, how to see what is successful in a much older country.
At some point I hope to be able to explain a little bit about the research and work I put into each trip on accommodations and pricing, but I also love to truly create memories. I must admit, the #1 thing that makes me absolutely happy is music. I have learned, and really also confirmed in my shaking of my January blues, how much if I put on a song I love, that I can belt out, it just makes me happy! I’m not sure how you could be in a bad mood. (currently my favorite is When We Were Young, by Adele. It may be the most played song on my playlist…) Street performers in Convent Garden, or my real love Irish Pubs, I am a happy girl and love experiencing it all. Busking on the streets always warms my heart and stopping to enjoy and tip you can count on. Now if I find a street performer, performing one of my absolutely favorite songs that I can belt out with them…love…
***Totally have to veer off but, have you seen this? I don’t think there could be a better hour spent. I would even ride in back! :)
I must admit, I think I have a pretty amazing job and life and there really aren't any jobs that would pull me away except this. This guy might truly have the best job. James Corden, I want your job #thelatelateshow . #adele #eltonjohn #notopinkadilly
So my goal is to at least every other year take a two-three week trip to Europe and explore a new area or revisit one I have already fallen in love with. Sometimes there are things that are once in a lifetime chance and you have to grab it and do it! So…this Sunday I am off for a two week adventure in London, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. The first week it will be my best girl friend Shannon and my sister Patti. Patti then heads back off her spring break (teacher) and Shannon’s kids fly in on their spring break and Wes and Shannon #2, my beer dude and his wife, also fly in and spend a week for the 6 of us to explore and enjoy some beer tasting and adventures!
So I plan to try my best to be able to blog like I did last time. I know it was great for everyone to travel along with us, friends, family and you! I mentioned earlier lifetime chance and running with it, have you picked up on my hints of my first once in a lifetime things?
Can't wait to share more,