Giving the Gift of Travel

Giving the Gift of Travel

The older I get the less I want, the more I do.

That seems to be the pattern emerging, for me anyway. I just don’t want “things” anymore. I want to do things. I want to see stuff. I want experience.

I also don’t like to give “things” as gifts. I still do, but I’m trying to be more conscious of making them meaningful. If I can get back every novelty, useless, bought out of tradition and obligation gift I have given my mom over the years, I’d do it in a heart beat.

Most of them meant nothing.

Of course there are a few items I’ve given that she values and values very much. Ornaments I made as a child. Photos I had framed for her wall. But really, think about it. How many other presents from events past are now forgotten?

This year I was blessed enough to give her something that could never be tossed aside. I decided to give her the gift of travel.

As you can see in the video above and the picture below, her reaction was priceless!

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Neither of us have traveled overseas before, so I decided on a guided tour.

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This is the overview we were looking at.

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We leave January 12 for Rome and I’m still slightly in shock we’re going.

For as long as I could remember my mom has wanted to go to Italy.

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And I feel like the luckiest person in the world to make that dream come true for her.

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Click here to see our itinerary!

Update: See posts below for pictures of our trip…

 

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