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My Favorite Things About Travel

November 2, 2015

My Favorite Things About Travel

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There is so much about travel that I love. Emma, Kelly, Rebecca host a travel link-up topic every month and this month it is about your favorite things and I have decided to tell you all about my favorite travel things. Of course, I don’t always think about most of these things when I travel, but some I do and some are lying under the surface of my thoughts. Here are my ten favorite things about travel.

  1. My Passport Holder – I was given this magnetic envelope as a going away present from my last job in New York City before I moved to the Caribbean. While I think it is actually a photo holder, it perfect fits my passport, my international driver’s license, and I usually put my boarding pass under the flap as it is magnetic and I am guaranteed not to lose it! My favorite thing about it is the color and the starfish closure.
  2. Going to the Airport – This is when the trip starts to feel real to me, and I love going to the airport. The potential lines at check-in and security don’t bother me. Arriving at the airport brings a tingle of excitement to me, and I can’t wait to get my boarding pass. I only wish you didn’t have to arrive so early, as all I want to do is get on the plane and go!My Favorite Things About Travel
  3. Airport Lounges – Ever since getting status with Qatar Airways, I have grown to love airport lounges. I know this sounds like I am a travel snob, sorry. But I love being able to get away from the noise of the airport. It helps to start your journey off on the right foot, especially if you are going on a long haul flight.
  4. Movies on planes – I have never been to the movies in the over two years I have lived in Qatar for reasons I won’t go into here. So when I get on a plane, I am ready to binge watch as many movies as I can before we get to the next airport. Of course, I do sleep on planes too, but this doesn’t always go as planned, so I watch movies I have seen some great movies that I might not have considered if I had to pay for them. I do have to be careful to stifle the laughs and get a bit embarrassed if I start tearing up at a movie.IMG_0008_2
  5. Hotel beds – What is it about hotels beds?! Almost always, they are more luxurious than your own bed and may be more comfortable depending on your preference. It could also be that every day someone comes in and makes the bed, which I never do at home!
  6. Taking photos – The travel bug has bitten down on me and hasn’t let go, but so has the travel photography bug. I love trying to get photos from a different angle. If you ever see me on a trip, I may stand in the same place for 10 minutes trying to get just the right settings for a photo. However, you probably won’t see me with my camera around my neck, as I have a huge fear of my camera getting damaged or stolen. Not because I couldn’t get another camera, but all my photos would be gone!
  7. People watching – There is nothing better than sitting in an outdoor cafe and watching people walk by. I sometimes try to guess where they are from. I love seeing them interact with their travel buddies, and usually I can tell whether they are family or friends. I also love to listen to people’s conversations about the food they are eating or the service, if they are speaking English of course. It is always interesting to hear what they are saying and what they do and don’t like.
  8. Getting lost – I am not talking lost lost, but not following directions and just walking and seeing where it leads. This is one of the major reasons I love traveling by myself, as I do not have to have a set agenda. This became very obvious to me when I was in Venice solo. I walk till I get tired and then do a little of #7 or #6 and meander back to where I came from.Capturing Venice photos
  9. Museums – I never tire of museums! My biggest disappointed in Paris was that I couldn’t make it to all the museums. There were just too many to see! Seeing another country’s culture through a museum is one of my favorite things. Usually, you get to learn about their past and then go outside and see the present, possibly the future.
  10. Beaches – This one doesn’t happen as often as it should! I love beaches, and I love vacations that involve them. I haven’t taken tons of them recently, but I am going to try to do so in the future. My trip to Goa was based solely on the fact that there was a beach involved!

I hope you have enjoyed my little indulgence in thinking about my favorite things about travel. What are some of your favorite things about travel? Tell us in the comments!

Be sure to check out the host’s blogs for their favorite things, Kelly, EmmaRebecca, or Frankie. Also, sorry for the strange fonts, I couldn’t fix it.

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  • Reply Pinay Flying High November 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I will have to skip the first 4 as ironically, I get quite claustrophobic in planes and I hate airports too. Lol. I do agree on the rest though but I’ll have to add the food! I’m quite adventurous when it comes to food and will probably eat anything if I was told that it’s the place’s specialty. 🙂

    • Reply Tiffany November 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      I love trying new food while traveling too, but definitely not as adventurous as you!!

  • Reply Tanja (the Red phone box travels) November 3, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I too love spending time at the airport and being on the plane!:) Read my list if you want:)

    • Reply Tiffany November 3, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      I am glad I am not the only one that enjoys the airport! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Clare Thomson November 3, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Nice list. I love the last four especially. It’s a wonderful feeling wandering around an unfamiliar city, not knowing or caring where you’re going. That’s usually when you create the most surprising and special travel memories.

    • Reply Tiffany November 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks Clare! I totally agree. Memories are the best souvenirs.

  • Reply Mother of Tiffany November 3, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    OMG Tiff, reference to #5. I though I taught you better – to make your bed!!


    • Reply Tiffany November 3, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      Haha! Thanks Mom! You know I rarely make my bed. Love you too!

  • Reply Megan November 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    That passport holder is too cute! And I totally know what you mean about going to the airport, the butterflies are great.

    I so wish I could travel more, but alas I live vicariously through bloggers like yourself. 🙂

    • Reply Tiffany November 3, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Thank you. I love it. Great, you can armchair travel with me. I would love to have you come along.

  • Reply Sophie November 4, 2015 at 2:10 am

    i’m not a big fan of flying so that’s not my favourite part but totally agree with taking photos. I’m at my happiest when taking photos and enjoying my surroundings

    • Reply Tiffany November 4, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Me too! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Carolann November 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I think you and I would travel quite well together because I love all of these things about traveling! One of my other favorite things to do when I am traveling is to try a few different coffee shops. I find my favorite and then try to go back as much as possible!

    • Reply Tiffany November 4, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Wow! I didn’t think anyone would agree with all my things. Where do you want to go!? I love coffee and coffee shops. Great people watching!

  • Reply Caitlin Jean November 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Great list!
    My favourite things about travelling seem to change every time I return from a trip almost as if I return as a different person.

    • Reply Tiffany November 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Oh yes! Travel changes you so much.

  • Reply Jessi (Two Feet, One World) November 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Oh great list – I agree with so many! Travel anticipation is so much fun. I’m a huge one for taking lots of photos (when I can) and meandering to get a sense of a city.

    • Reply Tiffany November 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Travel anticipation is one of the best feelings. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Frankie The Mayfairy November 6, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Oh, I love people watching too. I take it a step further; I love listening in to conversations not-in-English and trying to figure out what they’re talking about. That old married couple is arguing about what to have for dinner. That guy is saying something filthy to that girl. That man is really ticked off about hamsters. That kind of thing x

    • Reply Tiffany November 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Oh I like that idea! Sound fun. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Reply Barb November 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Oh I love people watching soo much! I’m also the kind of person to take a million photos on a trip, it feels like I can eternalize the moment and take it home with myself 🙂

    • Reply Tiffany November 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      I love looking at my photos, so I can relate. Thanks for the comment Barb!

  • Reply Lyne November 6, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I cant’t travel by plane so my husband and I travel with our car and trailor in the US an Canada. The best part is we can stop whenever we want and just hop on our trailor for the night. And yes I agree taking pictures is great. And looking at them after is magic. As for getting lost well that happens a lot LOL!
    As always it’s nice to read you.

    • Reply Tiffany November 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      I love that about traveling by car, freedom. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply vinneve November 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I agree with you on #2,5,8 & 9 I am like that too haha!

  • Reply Carla S November 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I’ve never really been traveling. It sounds exciting though, maybe over the next couple of years I might be able to take my family abroad to new and exciting places

    • Reply Tiffany November 7, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      You should! There are lots of great family travel blogs that can help you plan and budget. Thanks for stopping by!

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