2014 on Daisybutter is shaping up to be fashion-filled with plenty in between. This year I wanted to expand my content and become more interactive with the community that lurks around these parts, so I’ll be introducing some of my best-loved ladies to fill up the gaps of the blog.
Today the oh so lovely Jane, who blogs at Deluminators all the way in Australia, shares her third guest post.
Hey, it’s Jane from Deluminators again!
Taking a break from those food posts for some thoughts on what I love – and don’t love – about the different types of trips I’ve been able to take over the past few years.
The City Explorer
New York City, Amsterdam, Shanghai
- Landmarks, museums, galleries. So many landmarks, museums, galleries…;
- Free walking tours;
- Learning the word for ‘sorry’ in the local native language for when you whack people with your backpack;
- Stressing over learning and getting around in a whole new transport system;
- Appreciating it anyway because it’s better than the one back home;
- Spending way too much money on brunch;
- Bright lights at night;
- Loving tourist traps way more than you’re supposed to;
- Disparaging over how many H&Ms and Zaras there are in the world;
- Going into every one of them anyway.
The Tropical Island Getaway
Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island
- Wondering why people pay money to lie on the beach somewhere far away, when you can just lie on your bed at home;
- Only wearing one out of the three sets of swimsuits you brought along;
- Enjoying it despite previous cynicism;
- Returning home so relaxed that you can’t sit in front of the computer without feeling dizzy.
The Road Trip
South Island, New Zealand
- Feeling very grown up about being able to hire a car;
- Buying maps you don’t end up using because SatNav now exists;
- Plugging in the iPod and blasting swag music so you feel like you’re in a car advertisement;
- Passing through or staying the night in small towns that look like the setting for a murder mystery;
- The feeling of freedom on an open road;
- Sleeping a lot, if you’re that friend who doesn’t drive;
- Being able to stop anywhere anytime, to climb through fences and walk on frozen ponds.
Is anyone feeling me here? What kind of trips do you like the best?