I’ve been slacking on my blog lately so decided to jump in Five Minute Friday as a quick way to get back into blogging again. My Thursday evenings have been so busy I keep missing the twitter chats. I miss my #FMFParty friends! *waves*
WORLD. The WORLD is huge. I can remember as a little kid being obsessed with maps and globes and just staring at them for hours on end. As a child my family loved to travel and we would travel at least once a year to a different vacation destination. Most of the time it wasn’t more than 10 hours away from home but even locally there is so much to see and learn and experience just be getting out of your local backyard.
As I got older and learned more about the world, other countries, cultures and my faith I had a strong desire to one day visit Europe. I wanted to see the places I saw in movies and read about in books. I wanted to see the home of my Catholic Faith and see the Pope! I wanted to visit the famous churches you see on TV like Notre Dame and St. Peter’s Basilica. I wanted to see the homes of the famous saints I pray to like St. Francis of Assisi and St. Therese of Lisiuex.
Then finally all the stars aligned and last May I spent three glorious weeks traveling around Europe by plane, train, and bus. It was magical and better than I ever imagined. I finally saw so many of the beautiful things that I had only seen in pictures or in movies. And in real life they are 10x more magnificent. And it only made me want to go back and see more!
My favorite quote about travel comes from St. Augustine.
The world is a big place. I encourage you to go out and explore it. If you can’t afford to go to another continent stick with your local area or even your hometown there is so much to see and do you’ll never know what you’ll find!