Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It began with a simple vacation

When you think back to when you were young, how many of you can remember your first vacation?

For me, a trip to Florida when I was four years old was the start of what has become some incredible travel experiences. Aside from the regular family vacations and spring break party trips to Cuba and Mexico with my friends, I was looking to experience more of what the world had to offer. Growing up I remember hearing so many adults say they wished they had traveled before they settled down. I always promised myself that I would get out and see the world "before it was too late," before I lost my youth, had got married and had children that is.

After high school I was convinced I knew what I wanted to do with my life but at 18 years old, how sure was I really! I accepted an offer into the Psychology program at Brock University and was set on becoming a Youth Worker for young offenders. Like most things seem to in life these days, my four years at University flew by. For many people finishing University is nothing but exciting and for others it is terrifying to think the days of being a student are over and the world of responsibilities awaits them. For me, I wasn't overly excited and I certainly wasn't terrified, I simply realized finishing University meant I had nothing holding me back and it was my time to get out into the world.

As I relive my travel experiences and what ultimately has brought me to where I am today, I invite you to look within yourself and find the traveller in you. I am sure some of you can relate to the experiences I'll mention and if nothing else for those of you who can't, I hope you can live vicariously through them.


  1. I love it! It makes me regret school after school after school. I am looking forward to all the stories that you are going to tell.

  2. Encouraging travel...I love this Dawn. I always say if you are already lost...get more lost and hopefully in the middle of nowhere you will find yourself. Travel did this for me. I can't wait to hear all about all the travels you have done and will do. Fabulous!