Since I first posted about my projected 2017 plans, things have changed slightly, so I thought I’d give a quick update!
I’ve long believed travel to be one of the best instructors in life lessons. Whether positive or negative, different locations can leave a lasting impression and teach you something you might not have previously known, either about the destination or yourself. Here, in order of when I first visited them, are a few things I learned from the first ten countries I’ve traveled to.
Having been lucky enough to experience both, which did I prefer and how – if money is no obstacle for you – do you decide which to prioritize?
I almost feel as though this post needs a disclaimer. Yes, I absolutely loved the Hogsmeade portion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, but I didn’t fall in love with it to the same degree that I did with Diagon Alley the day before. Still, the pull of seeing Hogwarts castle was an undeniable highlight.
For as long as I can remember, books have played a huge role in my life and in who I am. I could read before the age of 3, and to this day, escaping through words into a world of imagination and adventure is one of my favorite ways to pass the time. I have loved just about every book I have ever come across, but one series in particular stole my heart from the moment I opened the first book – the Harry Potter series.