It has almost been a week since Travel by Sarah was launched! Words truly cannot express how incredibly excited I am to start this new chapter in my life. With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I felt it appropriate to express my deepest gratitude for all of the support I’ve been given this past week. I honestly would not have even dreamed of pursuing this had it not been for the praise, pushing, and encouragement by so many around me the last couple years. Without you speaking up, this would not be a reality. THANK YOU!!!
Traveling is definitely a passion of mine. I love exploring new places, love trying new foods, love capturing new moments with my camera. I’ve always been fascinated with the history of other places, the buildings and architecture, and the stories that go along with them. My first job out of college was for a German software company, and I was lucky enough to go there for 2 weeks. That was officially where I got bit by the travel bug. I know I only got to see the absolute tiniest little bit of Germany and France, let alone Europe, but I was hooked. Growing up in Southern California, there really isn’t any type of daily historical influence like there is in Europe. The San Juan Mission was built in the mid-1800’s, but that would be considered “new” in much of the rest of the world. It’s mind-boggling standing in front of a cathedral that was built in 1317. The history behind these structures is the most fascinating of all, and I love hearing about the famous people and battles because they have helped form the world we live in today.
People who love to travel don’t always love to PLAN their travel… that is definitely not the case with me… I think I love planning my trips almost as much as I love taking them. Researching my next vacation gets me more excited to go! My biggest mantra is to always be prepared. I believe that the more you know before you go, the more you can enjoy yourself. I want to know that my hotel offers free Wifi in each room, has a major train station 2 blocks away, is a 15 minute walk to downtown, and has a cafe next door with the best breakfast and coffee in town. With that info, I’ve answered the questions of how to communicate with home, how to travel within the city/to other cities, and where food is close by. You’ve also saved time knowing this information before hand instead of trying to figure it out when you reach your destination. The knowledge of those little details can really enhance your travel experience. That is how I like to plan my travel and is what I will strive to do for my clients as well. This is something I truly love to do and can’t wait to start helping people plan their next vacation!