Destination Unknown

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life | inspiration

August 2017

As you’re reading this, I’m probably on my way to the airport already. I’m about to embark on an exciting adventure – traveling to a destination unknown. Well, unknown, with the internet nowadays nothing is really a mystery anymore. But there’s something about the thrill of not knowing where you’re going and not preparing for it.

When I’m traveling, I can be quite the control freak. Don’t be surprised if you see my itineraries are planned to the hour. But planning comes with lots of time spent surfing on the internet for the best spots, looking up the best photography spots or scheduling appointments and making reservations at the best fine-dining restaurants. The way every millennial travels – through the internet. And this is exhausting and kind of ruins the fun of actually enjoying the destination. Especially when I’m traveling with my camera, I have to make sure I know the right photography spots and the prime time for sunrise and sunset (le sigh, a photographer’s life).

So this time I’m letting go of my worries and I won’t be stressing about the details of the trip. For this trip I’m partnering up with I won’t know where I will be going until the airport. And until then, all I have to make sure is that my suitcase is packed.

I’m packing my travel essentials for the weather forecast given by the travel organization – so at least there’s one thing I can plan (ha!).

This is an absolute first for me so I’m crossing my fingers about the destination.

Here’s to traveling – to spreading wings and jumping into the unknown.

See you guys soon!

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    When I travel I like to have it planned out – like I could never go somewhere without knowing where I would be sleeping that night.
    And I do have like a list of things I want to see in the weeks that I am overseas for example.
    However I like being able to get up and go – so today I think I might go to that art gallery that I want to see. And then depending on the weather the next day I might choose to do something different.
    That is a good balance I think – I can’t plan to the hour – coz I may not feel good and want a rest.
    Set to Glow

    • Thanks for stopping by Kiri! As a bit of a control freak, it surprised me how much I was still able to see and do without a complete itinerary! And I was able to shoot some great photos! So I’ll definitely change my travel planning to leave some room for spontaneity! Have a lovely week Kiri!

  • What a fun idea! I certainly can relate to struggling to travel as a photographer — while my family and I were in Amsterdam last week, I had so many places I’d researched and bookmarked. But one of the days we left open and it ended up being the most fun (and I somehow caught golden hour along the canals for a perfect photo-op too!). Sometimes letting the world unfold before you really is more fun.

    Hope you have a wonderful trip!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

    • Agree Ashley! And I hope you enjoyed your Amsterdam trip. Amsterdam can be so beautiful, especially when the sun is out and you catch golden hour!
      Have a lovely week ahead dear! <3