This wanderlust manifesto, as I'd like to call it, resulted from my serious case of, well, wanderlust. I kept dreaming about just packing my bags and flying off to Athens or somewhere exotic. But then reality hit me. The funds to travel the world is incredibly limited but I still wanted to explore.
Lately while on pinterest (obviously. I have a serious problem) I've noticed all these absolutely beautiful places right here in America and I kept thinking, "You know? Lake Powell really isn't that far from Texas." Then it hit me.
I could still travel within my means while saving up for more extravegent trips across the world.
The gist of the wanderlust manifesto is basic: create a list of places to visit that are attainable within the year. It doesn't necessarily have to be out of the state, just places that you've never thought of exploring. A beach you've always yearned to make the drive to but never have? A river to go tubing down? A great city near by? Go for it.
For me, I plan on road tripping (several trips of course) to various parts of the American Southwest: Lake Powell, Havasu Falls, Guadalupe Mountains and the list goes on. Why live in Texas and not take advantage of being close (somewhat close. Texas is an insanely huge state) to Arizona and Utah? Plus, Texas has some amazing places to go hiking.
I think sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives of running around that we neglect to take advantage of surroundings. I think this will be an amazing opportunity to just get out and explore...whether it's a 30 minute drive or a 5 hour drive. The great part is it doesn't have to be a huge fund drainer if it's just a day trip.
Of course, because I'm all about DIY projects, there will be a wanderlust manifesto journal on this. More info on that another day, though.
Are there any places you'd like to travel to that's pretty reasonable?