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