For many, travel is a way to escape from reality. For me not only is the actual act of traveling an escape, but so is the planning, preparation and anticipation of travelling. While often stressful, I love details so planning out a trip is always something I jump at the chance to do. I also love the excitement and the buildup beforehand – whether a weekend getaway or longer adventure, counting down the days until a trip keeps me going when the doldrums of “real life” get to be too much. Right now I have no vacations booked that I can plan for (though some in mind), and it’s bringing me down a little bit! It’s not that I want to escape my life, but sometimes you just need to press “pause” on all your responsibilities and just live to live with nothing else in your way.