Do I have a list of places I want to see in the world? Yes. Do I follow it? Not really. I feel like most travelers have this grand list and when they’re done in one spot they start planning a trip to the next spot on the list.
But we’ve never really traveled like that. My boyfriend and I take advantages of opportunities rather than spending time eyeing certain locations. Don’t get me wrong, if we ever get married then our honeymoon will definitely be in Santorini, Greece, but besides that we have no hard plans.
Almost all of our trips have been booked off of Groupon. We just get in the mood to start planning a trip, nail down the dates, and then start looking for the best deals until we land on one! No plan in sight. Did I think I would visit Egypt this past year? Absolutely not. It was one of my dream locations since I was in high school, but I never planned for us to be able to go while we are still young!
And even now, with Labor Day Weekend coming up, I looked at those empty three days and thought – what can we do? Where can we go? We looked at our airline miles and took advantage of a house in the family to go to Chattanooga, TN!
Has it been my dream to go to Chattanooga? No. But I don’t care where I’m going, as long as I’m exploring. The only sort of plan I have is to visit every state in the United States – and hey, I’d love to go to every country in the world too! But that ones a little more difficult.
Why have we chosen to go the places we’ve been? Circumstance – and it’s worked out great for us!