Destination Unknown

The Avantguardian Igrien

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!