And I have two reactions to that phrase.
1. I am genuinely grateful that people care about my well being, on this trip more so than any other I’ve taken.
2. I take it as a little bit of a criticism.
Let me explain.
I consider myself a world traveler, and despite the recent tragic events, I will never stop traveling. It is as much a part of me as my brown hair and green eyes.
I watched an amazing video clip of a French man who eloquently spoke about continuing to live a happy life after his wife was killed in the Paris terrorist attacks. Definitely worth the few minutes to watch it.
Travel has taught me some of the most beautiful lessons about humanity and the world.
I choose to see the world as inherently good. People are kind if you are kind.
This may not be some grand realization, but I feel it is necessary for me to share.
Being a part of a family that travels together is the greatest gift my parents have ever given me and my two younger brothers.
Work hard and travel harder, I like to say.
As we are coming in for our landing into Atlanta, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Especially my family back home, who will be eating turkey and mashed potatoes with an empty seat at the table.
I love you all so much!
Safe travels to all of you on your Thanksgiving journeys.
Follow the hashtags #travelismyeverything and #dinkandbinktakerome on Facebook and Instagram for my and Dana’s adventures around Rome.
Travel Tip: Make sure you like your travel partner. Dana and I have known each other since birth and this is our first trip together. I hope Rome is ready for us!