Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bucket List

Cardigan: c/o Aeropostale (similar); Dress, boots: c/o Lulu*s; Tights: c/o No Nonsense; Purse: GiGi New York

Ben and I have been watching the hilarious travel show, An Idiot Abroad, and dying of laughter. For those that haven't watched it, it's a British comedy-travelogue about a guy that absolutely hates doing things out of his comfort zone and travels around the world on a "forced" adventure doing things he would never do on his own. I think we laugh so hard because the main character, Karl Pilkington, reminds us of me. 

I'm really not one to be pulled out of my comfort zone. In fact, I would prefer to travel the world in a really close-to-home kind of way. Rather than go to Sweden, let's eat at a Swedish restaurant (the photos above are from a post-Swedish-restaurant-breakfast photoshoot)! Instead of Portugal, what about linguisa for dinner? No need to see Italy, a town one hour east has a winery that does Barbera. I know that makes me endlessly boring, a homebody, a weirdo, unadventurous...  but like Karl Pilkington, I really like knowing where my food is being prepped, cooked, whether the plates its being served on is clean, and I like getting to my dinner in under 20 minutes with no traffic.

Watching the documentary does point out that even if you are going to complain all of the way through eating frogs in China - it's kinda worth doing anyway. Just so you can say, "hey! I ate a frog in China and hated it" rather than the less impressive "I don't want to eat a frog in China because I might hate it." That just sounds dull and untraveled rather than whiny and well-traveled. 

The show got reluctant-me thinking about my bucket list and the things I want to do before I die. There are a million that I could do right here in town, but I thought I'd list a few travel items and inspire you to do the same. What're you dying to do and see?

1. Go wine tasting in the Rhone valley
2. Visit Paris
3. Go on an African safari
4. Take a road-trip around the U.S.
5. Travel to Iceland


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  2. Love your little dress!
    Making a bucket list is such a great idea. I've got a long list of places I want to go - Iceland and US road-tripping are on it too. Hopefully one year I'll get to visit the Christmas markets in Vienna - and maybe a trip to Italy for sun and good food. I'd really love to visit Russia, too; the history fascinates me! x

  3. Oh I want to go to Italy, like in the near future and it breaks my heart that mere finances are what is keeping me from that. I want to zip line in Puerto Rico too. ((sigh)) someday!
    Love this look, it's gorgeous on you!!

    xo, Nina

  4. Paris has been on my to do list forever! Also a US road trip would be insane, definitely saving up to do some travelling soon so I can post about my adventures x

    FNB x

  5. Ahh, the wine tasting in Italy sounds divine! Definitely want to do backpacking in Thailand, and a train trip around Europe. Can't wait to get back out there and travel!

    A Silver Snapshot

  6. I need a dress like this, I love the pretty flowers!

  7. idk why this floral dress looks so pretty!<3

  8. Awesome pics!!! Super cool outfit
    Loved it


  9. Beautiful photographs, you look so stunning!
    I love that dress on you :)

  10. Oh i love this outfit, this dress... i want it !! :)
    Emma's Little box

  11. i love how you styled this dress! i'm wearing the same one in my post today :)

    xo brie

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  13. Pretty floral dress!


  14. Oh that is a fun show.. haven't watched it in a while... My bucket list is long.. but it includes seeing Venice... traveling to Santorini Greece... stay in one of those over water bungalows in Figi...just to name a few!

  15. I adore your dress! It reminds of something that Winona Ryder would have worn back in the 90's, though she would have worn it with Doc Martens, or some similar type of boot footwear. Too cute! And that card has cozy written all over it. Heading over to check it out more closely.

    Merch Maven

  16. Such an adorable outfit! You have such beautiful eyes!

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  17. I am dying to see Paris and Italy! There are so many more places, but those are 2 that I am dying to visit. Love the outfit!


  18. Ah Karl Pilkington - very funny indeed! :)
    I love this outfit and your photos are great.

  19. Haha, sounds like a funny show! I say that I love to travel, but I'm really a homebody at heart. Here's to expanding horizons!
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