One of my New Year’s resolutions was to update my website. It’s the first week of February and it’s done. Ta-daaa! I changed each of the galleries – added some new work and kept some old favorites. I hope you enjoy it.
Another resolution for 2014: travel more. 2013 was a good year for personal and business travel, but really, I can do better. I visited Georgetown, Maine twice (my Happy Place), and business travel took me to San Diego, and Seattle/Friday Harbor, WA. (I always try to make time to explore.)
But still. I can do better.
So the question is: where to go. I’ve booked my visit to Georgetown (there’s comfort in visiting favorite places), and I think it's time for a trip to Ireland or … Scotland and Wales. I love Ireland and there are places I haven’t yet visited, and some I’d like to experience again. But I’ve never been to Scotland or Wales so the unknown is looking pretty good. And they speak English, which is always a plus.
I love to explore new places and for the most part I’m a solo wanderer. The only small cloud on this usually great horizon is not being able to share the experience with someone in the moment. Coming home with stories is great, but sometimes you just want to turn to your travel companion and say, “Look at that sunset!” or “Let’s have Champagne!”
That said, a few moments of loneliness are worth the price of admission ... and no excuse to stay home. There's freedom in traveling alone. I set my own course, change it as I wish, leave early if I’m not impressed with what I see or stay longer if I’m enjoying the view.
When I’m overseas, my biggest challenge is dinner time. After a long day of seeing and doing, I find dinner and evenings can be a little lonely. It’s a quirk of mine, but since I also love to eat, I’ve found ways to enjoy it (smile often, chat with the server, bring a book) or ways around it (visit a grocery store and have wine, bread and cheese in your room). There's always a way to make it work for you.
So if you’re a single women who wants to travel to places you dream about but don’t want to go alone, get in touch with me. I’ll walk you through your first trip and you’ll never look back.
Here’s to a year of happy and healthy travel!