A big thing about travel for me is seeing the history and splendor of the places I visit. I get giddy with excitement when exploring old buildings to see where the hallway leads or the stairs go. I love getting lost in it all.
So when I read Steph’s post over at twenty-somethingtravel.com about When Getting Lost is a Good Thing I just nodded in agreement and couldn’t wait to get lost somewhere around the world.
Perhaps its wandering aimlessly from one museum in Berlin to another (there are 153 of them after all) or just leaving the hostel in Venice and winding my way though the numerous alleyways as Steph did. No matter the place I will be sure to always make time to see the world one foot step at a time.
I urge everybody to forget the travel guide you hold dear. Take a day, pick a direction and just walk. I will and I can’t wait to share what I find with you all.
Yup, that was a great article by Steph. Getting lost can be good.
It was a good one eh. I can’t wait to just wander about exploring and then have the challenge of getting home.
Wow Chris, thanks for all the love! You are going to have such an amazing time getting lost in Europe, I’m sure of it.
Hey Steph, it was an awesome article your more than welcome. I can’t wait to get there now its getting closer and closer.
You will have no troubles getting lost in Venice-but you’ll enjoy every second of it!
Hey Bobbi, I am sure to get lost even when I don’t intend to I just know it.
Getting lost when I’m traveling is the best way to discover things no one else has seen or done or written about. It’s what makes the trip Your Trip.
Hey Monica, I think that’s so true and why I want to do it. You personalise the trip with your own discoveries instead of just seeing everything the guide books says.
Terrific advice. No matter how much time you have, it’s always worth it to ditch the guidebooks and maps for a while and enjoy the not-knowing. 🙂 (Loved wandering my way around Venice lost!)
Hi Nancy, Venice sure seems to be a popular place to get lost in, I’d imagine you’d still get lost there with a map I think.
I think just walking around at my own pace is one of the things I’m most excited to do. Museums and the like are great but to just look and watch is my goal. A trip at my own pace not rushing around like a mad man from one site to the next.
Spot on! Getting lost can be fun – or scary. Got lost in Las Vegas one night (bit scary, that – I was the only one about walking). In NSW a few years ago, I got lost somewhere near Bulahdelah. Nelson Bay is hard to find in the dark, so loads of people were lost – and bumped into each other. That ended up being fun.
Hi Sophie, you make a good point. Add night time into the mix and the idea of getting lost sure doesn’t sound as appealing huh. I can see myself stumbling about drunk at least once at night and getting lost I just hope I have a mate to lean on to stagger home with. Wandering during the day is obviously the better option.