Solo Travel Tip #4

Pack light & simple!

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From arriving safely at your destination, to exploring your destination…
When traveling alone, there are A LOT of things to think about… and, one of the most important, and overlooked thing is PACKING!
So, here are some tips about packing that I’ve learned throughout my many solo travels:

1- Pack light
You’re traveling alone; you don’t want to worry about carrying 2 bags and lugging around 2 suitcases. Save yourself the stress, and pack just 1 suitcase and 1 bag.

This is what I normally pack for my trips.
1 suitcase (regular 24″) & 1 backpack (big enough to hold some extra clothes and a 17″ laptop)

2- Check the weather!
You most likely don’t need to bring your entire wardrobe.
And, if you do forget anything, you can probably find at your destination (and, it can count as a great souvenir).

Search for the weather forecast for the first week of your trip.

3- What are you going for?
Are you going to be at the beach everyday? Are you going hiking a lot? Are you going in the mountains?

4- What kind of trip?
Is it for business? Are you going for vacation? Are you going to visit friends/family? For how long?

5- How are you going to pack?

Fold
Roll

Will you choose the fold or roll method?
This tip is very controversial. But, after personally trying both methods, multiple times, for different trips, I’ve come to the conclusion that the FOLD method is 100% easier and much more effective for any type of trip. It also takes much less room in your suitcase,
and keeps your clothes much more organized, and less wrinkly.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post helps you pack effectively for your next adventure because packing effectively is the start to an amazing experience because it can take away some of the stress of traveling!

P.S. This post was inspired by my next adventure (departing: tomorrow)!
So, stay tuned for more adventure posts (and, to find out where I’m going)!

Here’s a hint of my next adventure!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Blessed life!

Look around.
What do you see?
Chaos or peace?
Yelling or praying?
What is surrounding you?

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Do you appreciate it all?
Or do you take advantage of it?
Are you humbled by it?
Or are you overlooking it all?

Do you care about others?
Or, do you say:
“Everyone for themselves!”
“You gotta make your own life!”

Are you a helper?
A fighter?
A lover?
Or, a hater?

Do you appreciate the world we live in?
Or, do you constantly think it’s trash;
That we created,
And, you don’t think it can be cleaned up.

Are you an optimist?
Or, a pessimist?
Where do you draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

. . .

Where SHOULD we draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

What defines “good”?
What makes something “bad”?

Is it in the perspective?
Or, is it just a fact?

Why are some things considered “good”?
And, other things considered “bad”?

Between killing and loving?
We know which is better,
by the way it feels.

But, what about?
Between loving or helping?
They both feel “good”..

But, can they really both BE “good”?
Think about it this way:

Some people don’t want help,
So, that’s their “bad” one; while others –
Don’t like love because they’ve never truly felt it.

So, can some things be, both, good and bad?
Is it really just all in the perspective of the person?

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There’s never just one way to look at something. There’s always a different perspective. There will always be someone with a different opinion, and, that’s what makes life so great & interesting.
Meeting people with different perspectives, and, learning about their views on life.

That’s why I love to travel. It makes me feel so blessed. And, happy. And, accomplished.
I want to learn, and experience as many perspectives as I can, good and bad. So, I can see the world through a different type of blessed, and see how truly blessed I am.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to never take life for granted, and to:

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Plot twist…

Well, that was unexpected!
Why did that happen?
I feel so disconnected!

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Life throws plenty of plot twists.
They are always confusing.
And, they seem to always persist.

There’s no perfect reaction.
But, that’s the point.
They give you a new fascination.

It’s like reading a good book –
Everything the characters do is surprising,
but you keep reading, and don’t overthink or overlook.

You know, the author had a point.
They were purposely plot twisting,
to try to be interesting, and not disappoint.

That should always be our reaction –
To unexpected moments in life.
Instead of being confused, let’s learn from it, and take action.

Life is filled with the unexpected.
Plot twists change the story of our lives,
And, make us feel more connected.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this inspired you to embrace the plot twists in your life! They are forming you into a better, stronger and even smarter person. The way you react to plot twists will guide your life!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Rain…

The sound of rain –
I hear it outside my window
It’s a calming, and sometimes annoying sound.
I stare out at the rainy world!

The feel of rain –
I feel it –
Soaking through my clothes.
It makes me cold and soggy,
But, I can’t be mad at it.

Rainy days are not fun.
But, they are a great reminder –
To never overlook the sunny days.

Never just take advantage of the sun, because the rain will come.

But, after the rain,

The sun will come out again,
And, maybe it’ll even form a beautiful rainbow.

So, I wait for the end of the rain.
I sit here,
Shivering and drenched,
But, still not complaining.

. . .

Just give the sun, and rain their turn in the spotlight. Just like the sun, and the moon.

During the day, the sun outshines the moon, but at night, when the sun is sleeping, the moon has it’s time to shine.

We must appreciate the rain (moon) while waiting for the sun to come out again.

And, one great way to appreciate the rain is to remember this:

The rain is our great reminder –
To be grateful for everything,
And to find the good in everyday,
And to stop complaining about rain.

So, instead,

Let’s stand out in the rain!
Let’s get cold, and soggy!

Let’s wait for it to dry!
Let’s feel the rain!


Thanks for reading!

I hope this post inspired you to appreciate the small (sometimes annoying) things in life because they can make all the difference!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Crave…

So, today’s post is a one-word prompt about the word “crave”.

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So, it’s very late at night (this might be a short post) and I almost forgot to write today. And, the first things that came to my mind when I remembered that I had to write something for day 3 was: “I crave mac & cheese”.

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I’m not exactly sure why this came to mind because mac & cheese isn’t really my favorite meal, but, I have been living in Chile for a few weeks now, and I think its’ simplicity, homey & comforting feel made me crave it.

This also made me realize that, when we travel, we usually crave the simple, little things from home.
And, when we are home, we crave/miss the simple, little adventures from our past/future travels.

Simple things really do make a difference!
Don’t overlook the little things!
Small things make more of an impact than you would think!

Thanks for reading this short & very late, but, hopefully, somewhat, insightful post!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Why I started writing…

~ Travel – Adventure – Explore ~

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

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I started this post with my site tagline and my sign off signature because I just wanted to say that I didn’t choose them randomly. They are the reason I started this blog.
I specifically chose those 2 sentences because I want to live by them and encourage others to always live for adventure.
I know, life can be tough and we can get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to actually live & explore the amazing world around us. But, it’s so important that we really see and look at the world around us.

That’s why I started this blog. To encourage others and myself to live for adventure everyday because the world has so many amazing things to experience and explore.
If you’re ever having a bad day, just look around you and explore the little things surrounding you everyday that you probably always overlook. Those things can teach you a lot.
And, once you learn from those little things, start expanding your view and travel somewhere new where you will be surrounded with completely new and different bigger things.

~ Travel – Adventure – Explore ~
Treat every day as a new opportunity to experience new things!

And, that’s why I started this blog; To encourage YOU, and myself, to:

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

P.S. I’m going to be trying to write a new post everyday for the next 20 days (maybe more), just a heads up that these posts will probably be a little random, but hopefully very interesting. Okay, that’s it. See you tomorrow!

-Thanks for reading!