Hooked on a Feeling: My Most Blissful Travel Moments

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m constantly daydreaming about travel. Whether it be past, present, or future it’s the thing I love and can’t stop thinking about. I’ve been reminiscing a lot lately about past trips I’ve taken (probably because we have a few months gap in between current trips–with basically nothing out-of-town planned from June through August). I’ve loved having this time in San Diego to be spontaneous and really experience where we live, but I also can’t wait to start traveling again in the fall.

In the meantime I wanted to share some of my most blissful travel moments: the memories that stay with you years later because for a blip in time everything was perfect. It’s almost a spiritual feeling that washes over when everything aligns into total bliss. The formula to having these moments will probably always remain a mystery, but an amazing view, company, and drink in hand usually helps set the scene 🙂 I’d say getting to relive these moments while putting together posts is the number one reason I started this blog. So… let’s get to it (these are in no particular order and certainly aren’t the only ones).

Sunset in Ometepe tree house, Nicaragua


Live jazz on Frenchman Street, New Orleans


Afternoon tea at The Orangery, London


Drinks at Sydney Harbor Hotel with views of the bridge, Australia


Guinness straight from the brewery overlooking Dublin, Ireland


Drinking a kaffi at the most isolated farm in Iceland


Going to Liverpool and occupying the same spaces that inspired The Beatles (but honestly just everything about being in Liverpool), England


Floating down the San Marcos River just outside of Austin, Texas

I didn’t bring my camera out on the river so here’s a picture of greenery in Austin instead

Walking through the doors of the Great Hall at Hogwarts (aka Leavesden Studios in London) I may have cried tears of joy.


Here’s another secret about me: I have a horrible memory. That shows how impactful these moments have been; I can still remember where I was and exactly how I felt. I haven’t forgotten any details. This is a huge reason why I love traveling so much, collecting these blissful moments and holding onto them forever. The photos are definitely not my best, but I was too in the moment to worry about getting the perfect picture. I can’t wait to keep adding to this list and to keep being so strongly moved and inspired by the world.

I want to know: what are your most blissful travel memories?

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