when i was a senior in college, the only thing on my mind was finding a way to see the world the second i graduated. conveniently, the trip of my dreams fell into my lap in the form of an email from my student alumni association. eleven european countries in 25 days.
i did not know one soul on the trip but i wasn’t about to let that stop me. i signed up almost immediately. there is a degree of perspective that you attain by placing yourself completely outside of your comfort zone. it is an illuminating experience i recommend to anyone and everyone.
my only true concern was the safety and preservation of my things. the possibility of losing my passport when we would be crossing a boarder nearly every day simply would not do. i determined that i would need a safe bag. enter, a sewing frenzy and my homemade world traveler backpack!
with covered zippers, a protective snap over the front pocket, and additional security and space for the inside pocket, i had no trouble at all feeling safe and secure while seeing the world. the bird is a called a martlet, a fantastic creature said to have no legs so that it must constantly be in flight. it is featured on my family crest, and could not have been more appropriate of a symbol during my 25 days of non-stop travel.
take a peek at my AMAZING journey through my WordPress blog, and be on the lookout for pictures from my trip in posts to come!