Why starting a travel blog is one of the best things I’ve done


I haven’t posted as much as I would like. As of right now my blog has 28 blog posts and 20 drafts. I’ve travelled to Amsterdam, Prague, New York, Sweden and other places that I have not yet posted about. But starting a travel blog is still one of the best things I’ve done.

Why, you might ask? I’ll tell you why.

Once in a while I take out a few hours of my day and I read every post I’ve posted. That is what I had just done when the idea for this post hit me. I reread how I in my blogpost about my second day in Florence had stated that “that was probably the greatest place I have ever enjoyed a cup of coffee” after enjoying a cappucino on top of a department store with the most stunning view. A few post later, when talking about my sailing trip when visiting Greenland I wrote that the cup of coffe I enjoyed while sitting in a mountain intersection in the middle of Greenland was “probably one of the best cups of coffees I’ve had. More so because of the surroundings than the actual coffee.” It made me laugh, but it made me smile more. How lucky am I to twice in 2016 have had dranken coffee in the most beautiful place I could imagine in that given moment? And how lucky am I to have written it down, so I time and time again can be reminded of how extraordinary these two little moments really were?

When I was in Greenland I had completely forgotten about that Florence cup of coffee, and if it hadn’t been for my blog, my travel diary, I probably would have never thought about it again.

Travelling is what I spent most of my money on. It is how I regenerate. How I become a better and wiser person. It is how I open up both my world and my mind. It is how I challenge myself and how I leave my comfort zone. Travelling is my biggest passion. It is how I gather endless amount of irreplaceable experiences, adventures, friendships and memories. So why should I only live through each trip once? Why not capture it forever, instead of slowly allowing it to get pushed further to the back in my mind, making room for new memories, until it becomes so distant that I only remember that I once visited Greenland, and not how good that cup of coffee tasted, how absolutely unreal the setting was, how crisp the air felt in that moment and how it was accompanied by the most beautiful sound of complete and utter silent that I have ever heard?

Having this blog, I get to re-experience all of my most magical moments over and over again, as many times as I would like. And I get to share them with both likeminded travel loving peeps and the people that I love. If that isn’t amazing, I don’t know what is.

// Annika

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