I'm a 37-year old Seattle girl who was bitten by the travel bug on my first tour of Europe in 2004. This personal blog follows my attempts to visit as many countries as I can, as often as my budget will allow. Since starting this blog in 2007, I've also worked as a freelance copywriter for an online travel publication. This only served to add even more must-see locations to my already extended list.
Follow me as I try to balance "real life" with exploring the world, all while trying to conquer a wickedly ironic case of homesickness.


No passport?!

Somehow, and I'm not sure how this happened, I've forgotten how to travel domestically. Sounds pretentious, right? I agree! Which is why I'm totally befuddled at my own confusion.

We fly to Hawaii in a little less than a week, and I've just started that pre-packing assessment. (Translation: just how bad is the mess I shoved into my suitcase and out of my sight upon my return from my last trip?) And it has only recently occurred to me that this is the first domestic flight I've taken in six years. SIX YEARS! All my trips since have been either international or very local. Even the LAX layover we had 2 years ago was en route to Mexico, so we still had to go through customs.

Fast forward to today; I'm going through my normal list of pre-flight to-dos and I keep finding all kinds of things that simply don't apply. I'm downright confused that I don't have to bring my passport with me on this trip at all. There's no need to find country calling codes or order currency. I'm totally insecure to arrive at the airport any later than 3 hours prior to our flight. And I can't quite wrap my head around not having to acclimate to insane jet lag.

I've actually forgotten how to travel domestically.

I am excited, however, that Hawaii still has a very different culture, language and food to experience. It's kind of the best of both worlds, and that's pretty darn cool.

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