A Different Take On Vacation

Why this trip will be different than most I've been on

May 2, 2019
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It's my hobby, passion, and what I've grown more and more interested in: taking trips and meeting new people.

In the past three years, I've been to Europe twice, drove down the Florida Keys, Seattle by train, and Portland, Oregon by plane.  I've made a few stops in rural Wisconsin to enjoy homemade pizza at a farm outside of Wausau, and sipped wine in Door County, too.

But there's one thing that almost all of aforementioned experiences have in common:  they involved meeting up with friends, family, or connecting with people who we haven't seen in a while. 

What's wrong with that, you ask?  Absolutely nothing at all.  In fact, those are typically the types of trips I prefer taking.  But what about this next one? What makes THIS Summer venture so special?

Well, my boyfriend (Ryan) and I realized over the weekend that we haven't really made it much of a priority checking out a new spot on the map, focusing on just one another. This means spending time together and making decisions together based on what WE want to do.  Not meeting friends/family, not in a "big city", but somewhere new. You won't see me on social media asking for recommendations, just slowing things down a bit. 

This time I'll also do something I'm completely guilty of NOT doing - staying put in one place.  I always feel like we try to "cram" stuff in on our vacations and "see it all while we can" as opposed to disconnecting and appreciating the little moments.

Now all of this being said, I'm sure we'll meet some new people and that's OK.  I'm not suggesting the type of trip where we're hiding in a tent in the middle of the woods isolating ourselves from human contact (which if you know me, would NOT be something I'm interested in ;-) ), but just taking things easy.

So we settled on Portland, Maine.  Not for a fast weekend, but for almost a week. 

 

Milwaukee to Portland, ME

I'm looking forward to this getaway, and if I'm capable of replicating a trip like this in the near future.

Where do you like to "escape" to?  Let's connect:  Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @OnAirAaron  

 

  

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