The Art of Going Places

A question I am often asked is "Weren't you just traveling somewhere?"

When people ask me what I like to do, I am always excited to answer with "I LOVE GOING PLACES!!!"

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 However, an even more popular question of the day is "HOW DO YOU DO THAT SO OFTEN?!?!". 

I'm a college student involved not only in classes but extra curricula's at school, I had been working two part-time jobs (now only one), I'm regularly involved with my church and I intentionally devote a lot of time to the people in my life. So, yeah! "HOW" is a pretty great question! So, I am here to share the art of going places with you today.

Find The People

You will usually find me traveling alongside my pals (but solo travel is great too!!!). I have found that when I find people who are as eager to see the world as I am, it helps motivate me to actually get up and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. Not only this, but opportunities to go places will rise more often than not.

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FIND THE PEOPLE

MAKE THINGS HAPPEN

So often I hear "let's ACTUALLY do this this time" and then months go by and nothing ever happens. Surrounding myself with people who are willing to go places AND put in the efforts/carry the spontaneity is more than half the reason I ever go anywhere in the first place.

Sometimes you plan things, sometimes you don't

And most times, your plans will not go just as perfectly as you'd wish. The art of going places includes SPONTANEITY, and while with a crazy busy schedule it is super important to block out time for your travels, there will be moments when you're laying in bed and at 2 in the morning it hits you that your whole day is free and you've got a craving to go somewhere plus a tank full of gas. 

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SOME

TIMES YOU PLAN

SOMETIMES YOU DON'T

When I am planning a trip, I try to stay as flexible as possible. Being the way I am, it actually is super helpful to try to create an itinerary or list of places I want to try and get to because otherwise, I will spend literally the entire trip trying to decide where to go. 

When it's a 2 A.M. pipe dream turned reality, there's two main things. First, be smart with the way you're commuting (make sure you've got gas, money for a train ticket, etc). Second... 

GET THE GOOD TUNES ROLLIN'

Make sure you've got some BUMPIN tunes to keep you occupied on the road. Okay, maybe a little pocket change wouldn't hurt either. Here! If you need some inspo, don't worry! I've got you covered:

// FOR WHEN YOU'RE NORTHBOUND TOWARD THE MOUNTAINS //

// FOR WHEN YOU'VE GOT 11 HOURS AHEAD OF YA //

// FOR GOLDEN HOUR CRUISIN' //

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GET THE GOOD TUNES

ROLLIN'

It's a careful craft of both strategy and spontaneity, but either path you end up going down, I'll always always support the craving to get out and go. Here's to all the places we have yet to see!

Darling Dela