“Yes, I am overdoing it. My ideas are extravagant. That’s how I am. But, unlike other people, I try to make my extravagant ideas come true. Believe me, there’s nothing more beautiful in the world than a grand dream that’s been turned into reality. I wish my life was just one single extravagant dream.”
– Milan Kundera, The Farewell Waltz
Hey, I’m Emily. I hit the five year mark in my relationship with Maine in 2015. I like to think that makes me officially a Mainah now, but that depends on who you ask. I’ve been lucky to go on some great adventures in my life, and fortunate to have Maine as my playground for the past several years.
I’ve encountered very different mindsets when it comes to travel – those who do it, those who don’t, and those who want to but just don’t know how to make it happen. It’s not hard, and hopefully this blog can help get that message across. I do not have tons of money, and I don’t have loads of time. And hey, you don’t need those things to get out and see the world. Sure, they help, but I’m not talking weeks long excursions here. I’m talking weekend trips. Trips where your cost is a tank of gas and some half decent camping equipment. Trips to see your surroundings and enrich your every day life. These experiences are worth so much more than the money you may or may not spend on them.
Take trips but, more importantly, take time to do the things you love. Life should be full of adventure, and these are mine – big and small.