Top 3 Travel NON-Regrets (#1 is nakedness)
I’m like The Boy Who Cried Wolf now, aren’t I? Well, actually I’m not since I’m naked in the following pictures!
…Underneath my clothes… ;) (Anyone else hear Shakira’s song when you read that punchline? …No? :()
So y’all read about my Top 3 Travel Regrets (#1 is not getting naked enough) post that came out on Sunday, right?! If not, here it is, y’all! Nakedness was highly discussed in the comments so have fun reading through those too :P
Now to be honest with everyone, I try not to have regrets in my life, EVER. So even though my last post had “regrets” in the title, I like to think of them as learning experiences. I like to turn shit around. TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN, Y’ALL!!!
That’s why I wanted to talk about my Top 3 Travel NON-Regrets. Some might get angry in certain situations or frustrated that things didn’t turn out the way they had planned, but I try to make something amazing from everything shitty. Just because, well, what the hell else can I do? Sit there and cry? Fuuuuuuuck no. Remember, I don’t cry, I make cupcakes. And since there usually isn’t a nice mixer and an oven for me to do this while I travel, I just make that situation AH-MAZINGGG! :D
Vyvacious’ Top 3
1. My iPhone 4S was stolen [Location: Madrid, Spain]
You think this would devastate most people. And to be honest, it shook me to my very core. I thought it couldn’t happen to me. In fact, the week before, my friend almost got her purse stolen in Paris but I brushed it off as a freak occurrence. Getting pickpocketed in the subway going from the airport to our hotel really humbled me. My phone was in my pocket and it was zipped up so I figured I was good but nope.
I had to assure my friends I was okay but I also had to warn them that I was going to take that night to mourn the loss of my phone. This meant we still had delicious tapas as our dinner; I just didn’t make jokes or say much at all really. And the next day, I was fine. Really I was.
In a weird way, it was one less thing for me to have to worry about and though I was sad that I lost all of my pictures on my phone, I didn’t let that stop my exploring of Madrid, Spain one bit. It did help that my friend, Mike, had his phone so he could map out where we were going. Losing my iPhone was a sobering experience but it freed me in some strange way to just enjoy the magic in front of me instead of trying to capture everything to look at later. Remember kids, when traveling in other countries, chain that shit to yourself.
2. My flight didn’t leave until 3pm (which meant I landed in LAX sometime around midnight) [Location: North Bay, Canada]
Most people would complain about a late flight and having to mill around an unknown city. But hell, I set out to make North Bay known to me and I had a blast. I went snowmobiling for the first time in my life!
And ate some pretty good food! Here’s a vanilla latte and an Oreo dessert at Twiggs :)
And some rotisserie chicken with poutine (YUM! :)) from Swiss Chalet!
But the best thing was when I made a snow angel, also my first time! :D
I forced a coworker to take a picture of me :P Muahahahaha!!
3. I ate by myself for 3 days straight [Location: Palm Springs, CA]
Most would lament about being alone and feeling awkward. If there’s good food, I really don’t mind. I decided to take a solo trip to Palm Springs. I wanted to unwind and just have time to myself since at the time, so many people were demanding my time that I felt suffocated.
For most of the trip, my phone was off and I read outside, stopping to take a dip in the pool whenever it got too hot. The food was amazing and I had lots of fun meeting new people while learning about their lives or joking about random things. I got asked out on a date whilst dining by myself. That was awkward.
I ended up not going because I was not interested in 5 minutes of some random BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW action. Instead, I passed out on my bed after one too many cocktails and woke up at 3am to finish reading my book. Needless to say, while I enjoy traveling with different people to different places, it was definitely nice to have some good ‘ole me time :)
What are YOUR NON-regrets?!
Now that I’m done babbling, what are YOUR top 3 travel NON-regrets? Hell, how about we extend this non-regret pondering to anything! What horrible shitty occurrences have you turned upside down into something fantastic for you or for others? Don’t have any? Then just make something up in the comments, we can play a little game where I guess what’s real and what’s not real!! DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT <– as David Harding ‘R’ me would say… :P
I know I’ve been taunting you with that Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie recipe, huh? I’m such a fucking tease. Lo siento. I PROMISE that it’ll be part of Thursday’s post :) Have a fantastic day!!
Until next time, y’all!! :P