Hi! I’m Jenn and I love to travel. I’m especially a fan of taking trips that are Disney themed. I’ve been to Walt Disney World just shy of twenty times and Disneyland (technically) four times so far. The technicality was one trip, my triumphant return to Disneyland for the “Touch of Disney” event. More on that later. I anticipate a few posts dedicated to just that.
Disney aside, and yes I just said that, I try to travel as much as possible. Sometimes it’s camping, other times a weekend getaway with my boyfriend. There are my crazy three day weekend trips back home to attend family events and weeklong excursions. Many of my excursions require some amount of planning but there are also the days where I wake up and decide to take off on a day trip in the old RAV4 or on the Harley with Jake.
I’ve been working on weaving that intention into life a lot more, especially after this crazy year. Jake and I were at Disneyland the night it closed in March of 2020. I wasn’t sure how long the closures would last or how little traveling I would be doing that year. Trips and events were canceled, two that I had already paid to attend. A trip back home to visit was a strong possibility, but that fizzled and so did the trip planned to Walt Disney World with my mother in October. I was ridiculously frustrated with how much I couldn’t travel.
As the year progressed, the limitations on travel gave rise to the idea to start writing about it. Weird right? In a time when I can’t go anywhere, I decided to start a blog about it. I looked back to all of my travels - day trips, weekends, the three-to-four day events, and the delightful week-plus-long trips. What was it that made all of these so important to me, and what could I bring to others?
I realized that returning to favorite places could be just as amazing as trying out a new location, or even trying out new experiences at one of those favorite places. And no, the favorite places are not just Disney. Before I moved to Arizona, the Boston area was the site of multiple visits and now it tends to be California. Wherever I travel, I try to build intention into the trip. That’s what I hope to share with you. That the “why” of a trip can be just as amazing as the destination itself.
Weaving intention into a trip and setting the stage has helped me to rush less, experience more and enjoy the flow of any travel. Yes, I even found a way to relax more at Disney. I’ll still be found walking swiftly to short lines at my favorite attractions, but I’m finding myself experiencing more in and around the parks. Intention has helped me create some amazing weekends and even day trips with Jake. I’m hoping that sharing these stories and ideas will help you create more magic for your own journeys, and give you some inspiration and ideas of how to weave intention and some magic into the everyday.
So tell me, where’s your favorite place to travel?