We are in the last week of January already. Insanity. And the even crazier part is that we had temps above 40 degrees this weekend!! Um What?? The snow was melting, the sun was shining, and I wasn't freezing my butt off. I quite liked it. We spent about an hour at the dog park Saturday morning which was great! It had been so long Colby Jack got tired out and slept most of the day afterwards. Yay.
I am having major wanderlust lately. We haven't been on vacation in way too long and I really want to go somewhere new. As I have mentioned Jamal's schedule isn't exactly travel friendly so I am in a bit of a dilemma. We have a few long weekends that I ma hoping we are able to do something with but no real extended period of time to go on a week long trip.
I have also been thinking about how I want to go somewhere new with and without Jamal. I love traveling with him but I also love going on my own and the challenge and adventure of it. I have not yet traveled completely alone-maybe one day. But I was thinking back on how in high school I went to Spain with a school group and didn't know anyone going and then how one of the weeks that we were there I stayed with a family that I knew nothing about until I got there. And then how almost a year ago now I went to New York with another school group and again did not know one person going-not even an acquaintance.
I like the newness and adventure of going somewhere new with absolutely no one that you know. I guess it;s my own little adrenaline rush. I typically stick to things I know with people I know and if I am going to try anything new it is with a friend but for some reason traveling alone calls to me in a weird way and I love it. I was trying to think of ways in how I can do this now that I clearly will not be going on any trips with school and I got this grand idea to volunteer abroad. I found some programs that offer various trips in different countries doing a variety of things and was intrigued. I just think this is the perfect thing for me it mixes my two loves of volunteering and travel.
I just started looking into this tonight so clearly nothing is set in stone and at this point it is a just an idea but one I am very interested in. I will be doing a lot more research on it to see if this is something I would enjoy but I'm hopeful :) So who knows maybe I found an awesome way to spend my vacation time! I will be sure to update you if anything comes from this. In the mean time have you ever traveled alone? With a tour group? Or maybe you have volunteered abroad. Tell me!! I want details.