Travel Makes Me Happy

Travel makes me happy, www.marianamcdougall.com, white and black text on faint pink background, in front of a picture of the Newfoundland coast

A long time ago, I had decided I’d write a quick post about something I was thankful for each day. Reality is that publishing this post every day just didn’t happen. But I do want to try this again, so I’m going to try and see if I can at least publish one post per week about the things I’m thankful for. And what better day to do it than on #ThankfulThursday? 

So here goes: 

This week, I’m thankful for the opportunity to travel. Travelling makes me so happy. I love seeing new places, observing different landscapes, and meeting new people of all stripes. When I’m on the road, I never miss home.

The road feels like home to me. —Click to Tweet

Travel Makes Me Happy, www.marianamcdougall.com, pink and white text in front of a picture of a ferry on the atlantic ocean.

Someone recently asked me why the nomad lifestyle appeals to me, and I couldn’t figure out how to answer the question. I just remember that after 2 years without some sort of significant travel, I was jumping out of my skin, and I had moments where my thoughts screamed at me, “I want to get out!” Wherever I was “in” at the time.

This week, I’m thankful that we were in the right place at the right time to get an awesome RV that comfortably fits all 5 of us, that my work can be taken on the road, and that my kids are learning about their amazing country by seeing it first hand.

What are you thankful for today?

2 thoughts on “Travel Makes Me Happy

  1. I am the same, and I am so grateful that I have been lucky enough to travel a couple of times a year. The places I have traveled, the things I have seen, the people I have met, all make me so happy!
    I have enjoyed following you on your trip, some of it is new and some brings back happy memories! Enjoy every minute. xoxoxo

    1. Thank you Aunt Cathy; we sure are enjoying it 🙂

      It’s truly amazing the experiences that travel can bring. I love this lifestyle; wish I could do it forever.

      Talk soon,
      Mariana

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