Back when I was 18 or 19 I guess I thought I was pretty invincible. I had no fear whatsoever and the thought of going abroad on my own wasn’t a big deal at all. In fact, I moved to Toronto, Canada for a while when I was 20. However, now at 35, it seems much scarier. Last week though I did something really exciting.
Next year I want to focus more on travel, both local, nationwide and further afield. That’s incredibly difficult when you don’t really go anywhere so that absolutely has to chance. We will have a car finally next year so that solves being able to go more places in the UK and the great places we have in Norfolk but I still wanted to push myself further.
I want to learn more about travel writing, travel content and what I can do to further my blog so I took a massive leap and booked to go to Traverse 22 in Brno, Czech Republic.
The thing about Traverse (although I’ve never been before) is that it’s a conference but with opportunity to go on excursions and experiences beforehand and you’re with people who are interested in the same thing as you. I’m such a small fry when it comes to writing about travel and even knowing what to take pictures of but I want to learn and I want to experience new things.
I’ve never been to anything like this before. I’ve been to Blog On here in the UK but there’s always people I know there so it’s very different. Traverse means getting on a plane, staying in a different country on my own and being completely out of my comfort zone. At the moment, I don’t know anyone else who is going and I’m going to have to figure it all out when I get there.
So far I’ve only booked my ticket to Traverse and I need to get my flight booked soon while prices are low. As for the hotel, I don’t really know where to start but I do need to do some research and see what prices things cost. It’s not a city I’ve been to before so I need to find somewhere central so it’s easy to get around.
At the minute, while I’m obviously excited about a trip like this, I’m also quite nervous. I’ve got loads of time to get over that though!
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