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Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Canada, Inspiration, Travel | 2 comments

The World May Surprise You

I hope you enjoyed my posts about Alberta! I have just about summed up all of my time there. It WAS a family trip, so there was, of course, a lot of time spent blissfully watching the Olympics, reminiscing, and playing card games, run of the mill fam-jam time! We had an amazing trip, and

Thank YOU!

I want to thank my amazing aunts Nikki and Jocelyn for their hospitality!

The Athabasca Glacier was a once in a lifetime experience that I didn't know I could have!

I keep mentioning in my blogs about Canada that I had more fun in Edmonton than I ever thought possible, which seems a bit rude, doesn’t it? But the truth is that the world is a large, amazing place with many incredible natural and man-made wonders that I absolutely need to see. When you get to this kind of thinking, you start trying to prioritize your travels, each trip needs to be a trip to see something unforgettable! Don’t even get me started on revisiting places I have already been- it makes me anxious just thinking about it! (Because the world is too freaking big to be running over the same old ground, you know?)

What I am trying to get around to in this post-that seems to be more rude than anything else so far, but bear with me!- is that the world can really surprise you. Growing up I always dreamed of going to Tokyo; Japan is one of the top Asia destinations for tourists. When I went to Taiwan, yeah I was excited, but I never dreamed I would love it as much as I did. I would have never thought I would love Taipei more than Tokyo, but I did. You just never know until you go!

I have been to Canada on the East coast a million times- but nothing could have been more different than experiencing the Canadian Rockies and Jasper. I absolutely was not prepared for the majestic beauty of the mountains. I didn’t know what an amazing place Jasper National Park was, and I never even knew that there were glaciers there to be seen until after we booked the trip! Since we have returned, I cannot stop telling everyone I meet what a must-see the Jasper/Banff area is, it blew my mind! The world is full of surprises and wonders all over- not just the commercialized places you constantly hear about.

If I have learned anything from these last few years of travel, it is not to come with any preconceived notions about where you will and won’t travel to, and what places will be cooler than all the rest.  The world is literally your oyster, and you should try to find the pearl where ever you go! You never know…the world may surprise you!


  1. Very well-said, dear. :)

    • Thank you!!! I love your rapid-Canada-post readings!! We seriously had an incredible time- next time: Calgary, OR our Seattle/Portland/Canada Winnebago trip, whatever comes first! : )

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