One day, over a month ago now, while I was looking in my cupboard trying to decide what mug I wanted to use that day for my morning cup of coffee, I took notice of all the travel mugs I’ve collected over the years.
Each one comes with great memories of wonderful travel adventures, so I decided since I’m not able to be out travelling at the moment it would be fun to ‘travel around the world’ each day with my morning cups of coffee.
Well, 37 days later, I’ve finally run out of travel mugs, but it’s definitely been a fun way to reminisce about past travelling adventures and now I can’t wait to get back out and add to this growing collection…until then, I guess I’ll just keep cycling through these ones!!
For years now, I’ve been collecting mugs from countries I’ve travelled to. It started out slowly – a mug here, a mug there, missing many places in between, until one morning, when I was longing to be out on another adventure, I stood there, looking in my cupboard, trying to decide what country I wanted to enjoy my morning coffee in. I found myself laughing at the idea, but it stuck with me and my collection continued to grow.
Now, once again, I find myself desperately wishing I could be out exploring more of this big, beautiful world, but for now I guess I will have to satisfy my wanderlust by letting my morning coffee and my mug collection take me around the world.
‘Travel is the best education you can give yourself.’ Growing up, I heard this advice a lot from my Grandma as she was showing us photos and telling us all about her latest trip. She saw the world and inspired me to do the same. A lifelong teacher, she knew the value of education, but also knew that the world had so much more to offer than you could ever find in a classroom. Only while immersing yourself in someone else’s way of life do you realize how alike we truly are.
Thank you for instilling in me this love of travel and need to constantly be educating myself.
Happy birthday my travelling Grandma! I hope everyone up there enjoys your travel stories as much as I always did! Xo
Summer is just around the corner and with it brings the perfect opportunity for a road trip! I love packing snacks, coffee and my favourite tunes and heading out to explore a new place. Even if you don’t go far, it’s still a fun adventure!