1 May 2014

Most surprising destination - monthly Travel Linkup.

It's a cop out, I know, but I honestly have to say all of them.
Growing up in a teeny tiny town (there were 120 kids in my primary school, ranging from 5 to 11 years old) it seemed that life was dreamily content. Living on a farm, hanging out with the cows and a crazy ginger cat, going to school farm days where people would bring their pet sheep and everyone knew everyone.
Life then expanded as we moved to bigger and bigger cities. When I was almost finished high school, I moved to the biggest city in New Zealand, then studied at University in Wellington. The world, was pretty awesome and seemed huge to that 7-year old farmgirl.
This was until I met Anna, the girl whose fault it is that I now live in England. Her wall of glorious travel photos ticked something in my head. She'll never know what profound effect she had on my life, and sadly though we have lost contact I hope she is having a wonderful life.
What she showed me is that the world really is our oyster. With a little elbow grease, and at times a little luck, the adventures you will embark on will change your life. Change who you are. Change the way you think.
All you have to do is make a decision to Just Say Yes and appreciate the small things that you may never have seen or experienced. It's up to you. Be brave.
And yes, I'm proud to be an okie from Muskogee. Or rather Ngaruawahia. Try to pronounce it, I dare you...
While you are beginning to plan those dreams, we would love you to join in & visit some of Kelly, Rebecca & I's favourite bloggers getting involved in our monthly travel linkup, open from the 1st to the 7th of the month.

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  1. I love this post! I didn't know that you were a little farm girl because to me you seem like a super, travel explorer girl! It's a big world out there and we still have so much to see.

  2. Lovely! And it was nice to learn a bit more about your background! x

  3. I am grew up in a very small town as well so everywhere I visit is amazing to me as well.

  4. I often feel the same! I cannot believe that a girl from a lazy beach side town of California is living in Sweden, I especially feel that way in the winter with all the snow!

  5. I feel the same way sometimes. I'm also representing a 3,000 person, farming town where many people never go to college, much less leave the country. It's really amazing, isn't it?

  6. I grew up small town too! I graduated high school with about 60 people. I loved it. Sometimes I think it's the people who grew up in smaller places that have such a thirst to get out and see what the world has to offer. It's funny how all of us travellers seem to have been bitten by the same bug. Lovely post Emma :)

  7. My uncle used to own a pub in Ngaruawahia! How on earth did we never meet when we lived in New Zealand; do you have any Taihape ties?? xx

  8. Loved this! I'm from a small town too, and everywhere still seems amazing - and very big! I like that feeling, though :)

  9. Nice to hear how you got the travel bug! And I can understand how tough it is to pick one - that's why I changed it to 'a surprising destination' for mine - otherwise we'd be here all day reading mine! I guess you should really get a surprise everywhere you travel to keep you wanting to travel!

  10. Your shared information is really helpful for me and the others readers also. I am planning to my visit Grimsby after completing my new york city bus tours. I had a great experience at the Venice, it is a city in Italy with the a group of 118 small island.
    1-Rialto Bridge
    2-Grand canal
    3-San Giorgio Maggiore

  11. It’s a nice traveling blog. I also visited to
    the New Zealand before hawaii
    . There are a lot to seen like Bay of Islands, Franz Josef, Milford Sound, Abel
    Tasman National Park, Huka Falls and Fordland National Park. For me New Zealand
    is the best country of this world with stunning destinations that no other
    country have. If you want to plan a tour to fantasy places than it should be on
    the top of your list because it has thousands of attractive places in its lap.


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