Spring break is quickly approaching, and it seems to be all us college kids can think about. (Even though midterms are right around the corner.)
We obviously all have our priorities in line!! But, since I’m sadly not traveling anywhere this year, I’ve decided to reminisce about the best trip I’ve taken so far in my life.
A year ago, around this time, I traveled to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with my three best girlfriends and all our moms. From the beginning, a girls' trip sounded refreshing, appealing, and exactly what we all wanted before the rush of graduation season hit. This trip proved to be all of that and more, as it was something I will always look back on with nothing but cherished memories and good times.
I had traveled to the Dominican Republic before, but not yet Mexico, and its beauty truly captivated me. From the tall palm trees swaying in the wind, the sun setting along the ocean horizon, and even the gigantic iguanas we would see outside our room, everything was exotic, tropical, and relaxing.
If you have never been on a vacation with your girlfriends, I highly encourage you to do so.
Not only will you enjoy soaking up the sun with your BFFs, and hitting up the best restaurants at night for a tasty meal, the memories you make and things you’re able to do together is something that will always be with you.
That is why I hold traveling in such high regard in my life: because seeing new places is incredible, and experiences different cultures is life changing. But your vacation will never last. Before you know it, it’ll be your last day on the beach, or last day touring famous museums in Europe, etc. and it’ll be your time to pack up your bags and travel back home.
You’ll never forget that experience and who you shared that experience with.
You’ll never forget going out on the catamaran boat for a day cruise, or snorkeling the Mexican water with your mom, or waking up early to catch a yoga session on the beach. All the amazing memories will stay with you forever, and you can take them with you when you go back home, or wherever you travel to next.
Traveling allows us to see the world in a new perspective, and I truly believe it is something that can forever change people and impact them deeply and strongly.
So, this spring break, go enjoy your vacations. Enjoy the time you spend with friends and family and the people you love, enjoy exploring another island, culture, or city and see how their life is different than your own, and enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime.
I plan to spend this spring break reminiscing on all of the wonderful times I’ve had, not just in Mexico, but everywhere I’ve been able to travel to in my life, and as I reflect on how lucky I’ve been to explore different parts of the world, I will of course always be thinking in the back of my head about when my next trip will be, and how lucky I will be then to make new memories that I’ll be able to keep collecting for the rest of my life.