Introduction to Travel Month on The Sol Compass!

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Hello everyone – welcome back!  Today kicks off “Travel Month” on The Sol Compass.  I’ve been working hard over the past two months with Mac, Bryan, and my parents to hone in on what it is that makes traveling so enjoyable for me (yes, even the actual ‘traveling’ part).  Over the month of May I’m going to share comprehensive guides and tips about traveling, since they are my favorite things to research and read about!

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I have always loved traveling.  Ever since I was a little girl, my parents always made traveling to new places and experiencing different things a priority.  My mom would teach us all about the animals we saw at the zoo, and my dad would quiz us after leaving a museum to make sure we were reading and learning while we were there.  Our family vacations are the best memories of my first 18 years, and they inspired me to prioritize traveling as an adult as well.

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It is so easy to get stuck in what you “must do” when planning a trip that you can find yourself forgetting about your own personal interests and preferences.  I think one of the most freeing moments I’ve had was when I realized I didn’t *have* to do anything, anywhere.  Taking the path less reviewed on the Internet has led me to the most amazing places, and this journey is what I want to share with all of you, including how I found what it is about traveling that fills me with life.

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Through hours of extremely thorough research and some trial and error, I have developed somewhat of a routine to use for every aspect of going on vacation.  Everything from what I pack in my carry on to how I decide where to travel will be covered, and I can’t wait to finally start writing about this passion of mine!

So what can you expect to see on the blog this month?  How I plan a trip, broken down into three sections; some guides to the places Mac and I are traveling to this spring; how I organize myself while packing; and tips on traveling solo, with an allergy, and for work!

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Make sure to check back in on Monday to see Mac’s first installment (if you have no idea who I’m talking about, meet my sister Mac here!)  In the meantime, you can see all of my past travel posts here.

(The pictures in this post are from my summer trip to Germany, Frankfurt and Rudesheim am Rhein five years ago!  It was before I started blogging, and I’ve never shared them on here – but I do get a kick out of seeing how pixelated my pictures were back then!)

Thanks for stopping by – see you all next week!

xo, C (and M!)

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