"Travel often. Getting lost will help you find yourself." -Holstee Manifesto
If I had a dollar for every time I got lost during my weekend trip to Amsterdam, I’d have enough to buy a plane ticket and go back to visit again. Nothing went as planned, but sometimes that’s just the way I like it: full of adventure and unexpected twists.
My train leaving France on Friday night was delayed, so I arrived to Amsterdam late and wasn’t able to meet up with my friends as I’d planned. I spent the night in a different hostel, and ended up spending most of the next day alone too, which was unexpectedly wonderful.
I wandered around town, stopped by a little café for a scone and a hot cup of tea, and then made my way over to the Anne Frank house. The museum has some of the original journal entries Anne wrote, and I got to climb up the ladder in the Secret Annex and see the hidden room where she spent so much time. By the time I left, I was a puddle of emotion. There was something about being there alone that amplified my experience and allowed me to take it all in on a deeper level.
By the time I met up with my travel buddies, we were ready to explore Keukenhof tulip gardens. Someone told us the gardens weren’t very far fro the city, so we rode our bikes the entire way from Amsterdam to Lisse, where the tulips are. I later found out that it was a 40 km (24 mile) bike ride! We definitely got our workout in that day.
Sometimes the best way to travel, and the best way to do life, is to stop planning and stressing over every detail, and to just embrace the adventure that each day holds.
Hi! Welcome to my blog. Whether you stumbled upon this page through your friend’s friend’s Instagram or you’ve been following for a while, I’m glad you’re here. Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my life with you.
I write mostly about the places I visit and the people I meet. I love to write for the same reason I love to travel: because it teaches me a new way of seeing the world.
Other things I love: thrift shopping, sustainable fashion, big sunglasses, deep conversation, a good book, digital marketing, messy hair, planes, poetry, hot tea + long distance running.
This blog is about saying yes to the things that make you feel alive. It’s about rolling with the punches and embracing uncertainty because not everything will be smooth sailing. A life of adventure is full of challenges but I think it's worth it. Here's to saying yes to adventure, whatever that looks like for you.
Thank you so much for reading and experiencing this journey with me! :)
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