Woohoo! It’s that time of year again to feast on our blessings and appreciate a hearty meal! (Or is it the other way around? :D) Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays because everything about this day just feels so comforting and warm—even when it’s usually well below 20 degrees by now in Minnesnowta. I love the conversation that comes up with family over the dinner table and acknowledging my gratitude with the people I love.
This year marks my sixth consecutive Thanksgiving away from home back in Minnesota and naturally, it has me reflecting on all of the places where I toasted over turkey to celebrate the occasion. Even when the environment, company, and food changes year after year, it’s truly amazing how I am able to find a new home with a new family of friends wherever my journey takes me.
So first off, cheers to everyone who has been a part of my Thanksgiving for the last few years around the world, it wouldn’t have been the same without each of you!
And while I’m of course thankful for my health, friendships, career success and the like, I am especially grateful for the travel experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today. Travel has made me a more understanding, compassionate, adventurous person and I wouldn’t trade any of the ups and downs that come from living abroad for a second!
Thus, a toast to travel! Let’s bust out the photo albums and take a look at some of my favorite travel memories, just for kicks.
I’m rolling with 26 experiences in honor of Turkey Day falling on the 26th of November this year, but there are so, so many more activities and experiences I wanted to include in this list! In the end, I narrowed down my selection to some of the most impactful moments and memorable stories that I often find myself repeating to friends and family.
Without further ado, grab a glass of cabernet and enjoy my photographic walk down memory lane!