As many people around my age are aware, this week marks the 20th anniversary of the first booked published from the Harry Potter series. It may not be a big deal for some, but Harry Potter and his admirable friends have really set into the hearts of many children and adults (myself included). Although I wouldn’t call myself an “avid Harry Potter enthusiast”, I am definitely a fan and have thoroughly enjoyed the books and movies resulting from J.K. Rowling’s talented writing.
While some enjoy the comfort of silence, I am definitely not one of those people. Silence makes me uncomfortable to be honest. I continuously need music through-out my day to create flow and keep me trekking on with my tasks (and it helps to boost my mood and energy levels too!). Whether it’s at home, at work or on a plane headed somewhere, the tunes are no doubt on.
With the majority of the western world glued to their tech, I am seriously finding it hard to connect with others on a personal, human level. To clarify, I am not about to go on a rant about how much we use our devices – not at all. I more-so want to bring your attention back to those moments where many of us have gotten lost and have forgotten about connecting with another human being face-to-face. I am a 90’s baby and I too rely heavily on tech and spend hours per day connecting online or with my phone or computer for personal tasks, games, social media, music, etc. Enthralled by our gadgets and often losing track of time, it is hard to truly appreciate what should be a personal moment that deserves our full and undivided attention.
If you don’t already have a back-up bag for when the s*** hits the fan, you may want to get on it. My partner is a big advocate for having a back-up plan to your back-up plan. We have been working at home to develop both a go bag in the event of an emergency, as well as a mini emergency kit. I’m not talking apocalypse or zombie attack planning (though I’m sure that will be in the works down the road), but just organizing to-go and emergency kit for when the unexpected arises - at least you will have the essentials if you need something to fall back on.
This post focuses on resources that you can use for travel. With the sheer amount of information now available online, you can research and plan your trip or work experience from start to finish wall on your own. However, utilizing effective and reliable resources is key in your planning process. There is so much information out there, that sometimes it’s is hard to know where to turn for the best information and deals. Below I outline various resources, tools and even companies that are worth a look before booking your next trip.
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.