Santorini, Greek Isle
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
I had the great and awesome opportunity to travel Europe last summer and wanted to share my experiences. These next few blog posts of my trip will be part of a series. This is Part 1 & I hope you enjoy it.
This trip to Europe was, without a doubt, the trip of a lifetime!
I’ll start with some of the events that led up to my travels:
I had spent (served) six years in post-secondary education (4-year Business degree at Trinity Western University & 2-year IT diploma at SAIT) + fourteen years (pre-school – Grade 12) for a combined total of 20 years in school & I needed to get off the continent of North America & explore the world!
Graduating last spring, April 2012 from SAIT, travelling had always been a dream of mine & something I had always wanted to do.
I had wanted to travel after I completed my 1st degree, but never made it a priority to see it happen, mostly due to costs. This was a big motivation in seeing my travel adventures come to fruition after my 2nd educational completion.
I decided now was the best time to go: I was FINALLY finished school, had not started working in “the real world”, I was single, and without a ton of responsibilities I thought it was now or never! (Besides, when else will you ever get 6 consecutive weeks off in a row at work, with your boss graciously holding your job for when you return?!?) I rest my case.
By The Numbers – Trip Overview:
- # Memories to last a lifetime: Infinite
- # Pix’s taken: 7,000+
- # Countries visited: 19
- # Weeks in total: 6
- # Weeks in Europe: 5
- # Weeks in London: 1
- # Continents explored: 1
- # People I went with: 1
- # Regrets: 0