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

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Live jazz on Frenchman Street, New Orleans

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Afternoon tea at The Orangery, London

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

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Guinness straight from the brewery overlooking Dublin, Ireland

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Drinking a kaffi at the most isolated farm in Iceland

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

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

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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.

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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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