Okay I’m gonna get a little sappy and reflective for a second. Feel free to go “aaawwwww” at the end of my ramblings here. That’s allowed.
Perhaps one of the most important things I’ve learned from traveling, no matter the destination or duration, is what a difference a good travel buddy can make.
I’m so grateful for my friend Sarah, who has luckily become one of my favorite travel companions.
We just agreed yesterday that we’re such a good match because she’s incredible at finding destinations. She scours Yelp reviews and scrolls “must see” lists to identify sights, restaurants, landmarks, and bars. Then I jump in to navigate and find a flight plan to get us there.
I guess that’s basically what you want in any partnership in life – whether a friendship or a marriage; someone who compliments your skill set and ultimately wants to arrive at the same destination. And it doesn’t hurt if they can make you laugh along the way. :)
PS – These are a few snaps Sarah and I took during an afternoon walk through the Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo – such a beautiful, peaceful and historic sanctuary within the city’s hustle and bustle.