Don’t forget to take a moment for gratitude. Stop, even briefly, to give thanks for life’s blessings. Some are obvious and some are in disguise, but when we acknowledge them and offer acceptance, we make room for more.
PaueeWanders 101: Packing light? Am I the only one feeling this is wrong? Like totally?
Admit it: The world isn’t backpacking Chiang Mai on a budget. Following that logic, I have to admit, that the same world isn’t really staying at 6-star luxury resorts to visit Machu Picchu either.
Packing guides are okay really. I am totally fine with that. Photo gear, proper shoes, and sun screen – learning from the experiences of past travelers is important. And there certainly is value to be found there. Also, I am not saying the more you take along the better.
Packing light? Packing right!
And please: Being clothed appropriately is not vain! And even if it was – I am on holidays and do want to look the way as well. What’s wrong with that? It’s not like anyone was asking you to carry your whole household along.
Packing light is no religion. Packing light is just one more bandwagon and we all know what comes of riding these. -excerpt from Années de Pèlerinage blog
Finally!!! I found somebody who understood me! 🤣 Yes, I am guilty of overpacking but I don’t regret it more than my huge disappointment seeing my first photo in Paris where I was forced to wear what’s left in my suitcase. Ugh. 🙄
Yes, I am being materialistic, yes, I might be vain. But there really is no reason to pack light for anyone but the minority of global nomads, busy travel bloggers, and business travelers. Instead, pack smart, pack versatile and pack for new opportunities and surprises!
I don’t mind standing alone for this “ideology” as long as I stand out in my treasured photo memories 😜
Spontaneous trip to my favorite country and I couldn’t be happier. Threw my cautions to the wind, and my heart is full with the results of my decision. It’s amazing where life takes you and the people it brings into your life. Happy little lady once again ✨💕 #traveloften
Somebody told me today that she was inspired by #paueewanders and she actually would want to follow my footsteps. Today she bought a ticket as a gift to herself. I felt happy and proud that the purpose of my travelgram has been served and that is to inspire people to see how beautiful our world is. ~
Looking back, I tried to remember the WHYs. I’ve never wanted a conventional life, a life that I feel a need to escape, filled with discontent and comfort. I’ve never wanted to be stuck in an office building all day, never able to wander away when it’s time to leave. I’ve always wanted more than that, and it’s possible. Travel means freedom, it means finding yourself lost in the most amazing ways.
Travel means being happy with a little bit of everything. It’s thrilling and heartbreak, it’s exciting and scary, it’s every emotion wrapped up into a sea of memories and experiences that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
I want to trust that where I am is exactly where I’m supposed to be. I want to look past what’s right in front of me and learn to love the world harder for all it truly is.
Here’s to more #paueewanders . Spread the love and thank you followers for inspiring me to LIVE.
NEW POST!! Out now! “I was believing the lie that God gave me those things for my own benefit. So that I could have the world when what he was, and is, calling me to is to have Him.” God calls us to far more than we could ask for or imagine. We just have to be obedient in following Him. Taking it one step at a time.
Read my new post “Step by Step” to hear about how God called me to obedience and how he might be calling you too. 📷: @meghan.joelle.photo