On the first stop of our year long honeymoon, we visit beautiful Cartagena, Colombia, where a dark and tortured past is intertwined with a vibrant present.
After 4 years in the Bay Area, I leave in a week to travel long term with my new husband. I’m so excited, but also in mourning for my life here.
When it comes to your partner or companion, it’s important to be able to read each other. Lia and I have a few different check-ins that we say to each other that hold different meanings in our partnership. One of them is “Is this surfing?” This is the story of the birth of that expression, and a lesson of caution about trying new things. At least, that’s how I introduce this story. Lia likes to call it “that time I almost got stung to death by a million jellyfish.”
One of the most important people you will meet in your life is your travel companion. We didn’t realize we were perfect adventure partners at first. We had to find our stride. And we found that stride after a diabolical rock, a totaled car, mountain stoners, a broken French Press, and a 10 hour ride in a tow truck.
Today is the day I quit my job to go on a year long travel adventure honeymoon. Is this the opposite of practical? Have I given in to my wanderlust?