Though I like to visit different places and experience new people and things, I’m not sure travel would be as alluring without the anticipation.  Perhaps the preparation and planning of a travel addict magnifies my anticipation (in mostly a good way).

Sometimes, I lie in bed fearing my possible abduction leading to my being raised by orangutans! Sometimes, I’m hoping I’ll find my way home. But for the most part, I am relishing the thought of seeing historical sites, smelling foreign kitchens, swimming in new waters, trying out newly learned vocabulary words, figuring a foreign currency, and perhaps being further informed as to how “where I’m from” has shaped me. I wonder if the best part of the journey will be something I have yet to consider. I can’t wait!

A is for Adventure  

N is for New Places

T is for Taunting Travel Destinations

I is for Investing in Me

C is for Curiosity Kills

I is for Imagining

P is for Packing

A is for Advance planning

T is for Tantalizing

I is for Interpretive Dance

O is for Open Mind

N is for Nomads

By the time of my departure, I like to have had months of anticipation.  Perhaps I just like to get my money’s worth out of my travel budget. –TMLL

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ―from Winnie-the-Pooh by  A. A. Milne, 

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” –Alfred Hitchcock

“Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.” — Gustave Flaubert

TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind by Tina Marie L. Lamb is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble and iBooks and Audible.

Buy it. Read it. Let me know what you think. –TMLL

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