Early the next morning, Karen and I grabbed our suitcases and headed down to enjoy a nice breakfast before meeting our tour group. I sampled plátanos or plantains for the first time and I was hooked! I made it my mission to enjoy some at every meal and for the most part, I wasn’t disappointed.
As I’m sure most of you know by now, I love to travel. It doesn’t matter where I go, I just want to see someplace new. I get giddy packing my suitcase in anticipation of the unknown sights and adventures that await me. Sometimes I feel that my suitcase spends more time out of the closet, waiting to be packed or unpacked, than it does nestled amongst my clothes and shoes. Whether by car, by air, or by boat, I couldn’t imagine my life without a trip to a different location at least once a year. There is a certain feeling you get when exploring an area you’ve never seen before. Even if it’s an area in immediate vicinity.
A lot of times, I hop in my car and drive down an unknown road just to see what’s at the end of it. I have uncovered full neighborhoods in hidden canyons, dined at hole-in-the-wall restaurants with the greatest food, and viewed formerly familiar territory with a new set of eyes. There is much to be discovered and rediscovered in this world and I won’t stop until I explore every inch of it.