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5 Reasons to Travel This Summer

If you follow me on Instagram (hint… you should totally follow me on Instagram) then you know that I just returned from a week long trip to Salt Lake City for Altitude Summit, a conference for makers and creative bloggers. How should I put this without sounding like a total nerd? (ok, too late for that.) It was completely and totally amazeballs!!! Really. It was awesome. I talked, and learned, and studied about blogging for daaays… literally. I could go into all the detailed reasons why it was such an incredible trip but that would also be completely and totally boring, so I’ll cut to the chase. Here are my five top reasons why I think you should also take some time to get away this Summer, whether via a calculated expedition or an impromptu outing. Take it from this blogger, you’ll come home with a whole new perspective on and energy for life.

 

1)   Exposure is key when it comes to expansive thinking. Step outside of your usual scene and you’ll naturally find yourself thinking outside of your usual box.

2)   New acquaintances can be a beautiful entry into new experiences. And we all love a good story. Meeting new people is one simple way to be entertained while also expanding your horizons.

3)   With all your new experiences and acquaintances, you’re bound to stumble upon some revelations as well. Some may be small while others may blow your mind with their magnitude. Both are worth celebrating.

4)   Greater perspective often helps define more focused priorities. Creating some distance from your web of daily concerns and routines may be just what you need to clarify your priorities.

5)   Something about leaving home makes the return back to it that much sweeter. Take a trip if for nothing else but to enjoy and more deeply appreciate a sweet return home.

 

 

This story by Hilary Walker
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4 Comments

  • Reply Deborah Main June 23, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I’m so glad you had such a great trip. You’re so right in that getting outside of our “web of daily concerns and routines” (I LOVE that phrase and will be quoting you a lot!) can help us all so much. I really think your 5 take aways are important for life in general. Very insightful! I look forward to reading more on your blog.

    • Reply Hilary June 23, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      I’m so glad you liked my thoughts, Deborah! Thank you as always for sharing. Your comments always brighten my day.

  • Reply Kristan@the-broken-bread.com June 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Hilary! Alt really was amazeballs!!! I am so happy that we roomed together. You posses a unique tenderness that I don’t encounter in many people. Also, your style is perfection. I loved your alt review. I really enjoyed reading what you personally took away from the whole event. Can’t wait to spend HOURS on your beautiful site!!!

    • Reply Hilary June 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Krista, thank you so very much for such kind and encouraging words. I feel like I could turn around and say the exact same things about you!! It was wonderful to be your roommate and take more time to learn about one another. I’ll definitely be following The Broken Bread as well!

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