In an effort to inject some positivity into my daily mindset and the online world I have created a Daily Gratitude Challenge and I am inviting everyone to participate. If you have missed my introductory post that explains the challenge and maps out the daily post schedule, visit here.
Day 7 is all about the travel experiences you are grateful for. Travel wasn’t really something that was particularly important to me until my late 20’s – I had been on some package holidays to a few places abroad but never really took the time to explore anything while I was there, preferring to focus on sunbathing during the day and partying at night. However, a trip to America on a school trip that I was supervising introduced me to all of the incredible things to see and do while visiting a new city, even more so when a natural disaster left us stranded for a while (and gained us an invitation to the White House). Since then, travel has become high in my priorities and I am incredibly grateful to have seen and experienced some amazing things.
Travel Experiences I Am Grateful For
Looking out over the terracotta roofs of Old Town as we walked the Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Sitting on the banks of the Seine in Paris with The Bloke at sunset, watching the Eiffel Tower light up.
London. Everything about London. The Bloke and I try and go to London a few times a year and each time we visit we try and explore a different area. From the major tourist attractions and incredible historical sites like the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, museums and art galleries, outdoor and indoor markets to the incredible street art, hidden gems and cafes, there is always something new and exciting to see. We’ve seen the sunset over the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye, ate breakfast at the Cereal Killer Cafe, been yelled at by an angry vendor at Portobello Road Market who mistakenly thought we were taking pictures of her stall, The Bloke has opened the doors to the Great Hall at the Harry Potter Studios Tour, visited the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery and the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A, seen some incredible shows on the West End and spent entire weekends simply wandering around. Best place ever.
The week we spent in New York. We went to New York on our honeymoon, but in 2018 we returned for a week long trip to try and take in everything that we had missed the first time.
Watching dolphins swimming around off the coast of Malaga during a boat trip. I was incredibly nauseated for most of it, but this was amazing.
Exploring the UK. The Bloke and I have annual English Heritage passes and we like to visit stately homes and castles, including Blenheim Palace, Witley Court,and Chatsworth House and Kenilworth Castle in recent years.
Running up the Rocky Steps in Philadelphia.
Sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Swimming in an open air pool in Le Mans, France.
All-you-can-eat chocolate at Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton during a friend’s hen party.
Wandering around Crystal Palace Park while visiting my blogging friend Donna in East Croyden.
Exploring Pompeii and then eating crepes while overlooking the Bay of Naples, Italy.
Lying on a balcony and sunbathing while overlooking Malia, Crete.
Walking into La Sagrada Familia for the first time in Barcelona. Absolutely stunning place – I was actually a little overwhelmed.
Visiting the Anne Frank annex in Amsterdam – a very humbling experience.
Weeks spent in Scotland, including standing on the clifftop overlooking Dunnottar Castle, walking round Loch Lee, watching the seals bask on the beach at Newhaven, photographing the puffins at the wildlife sanctuary near Stonehaven.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 1: It’s the Little Things task, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 2: It’s All About You task, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 3: Moments and Memories, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 4: The Greatest Advice I’ve Ever Received, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 5: Who Are You Most Grateful For, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 6: Challenges You Have Overcome, visit here.
Want to participate in the Daily Gratitude Challenge?
There are lots of ways in which you can participate in the Daily Gratitude Challenge:
- Write a blog post about the advice that you are most grateful for and share it in the comment section below.
- Share your posts in my daily link-ups on my Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #DailyGratitudeChallenge.
- Share your images for the topic of the day on Instagram, tag my Instagram account (@suzie81speaks) and use the hashtag #DailyGratitudeChallenge and I will share as many as I can on my Instagram stories.
- Join my Pinterest Group Board and share your Daily Gratitude posts.