The holidays may be over but the winter, especially for life in Chicago, is just beginning. I’ll miss the sun’s soul warming beams as the day in daytime dwindles down to a few insufficient hours, but winter also has a calming effect on me. Every winter, I shut my eyes and imagine somewhere warmer, new to me, exotic even. Then the process begins.
This year, I’m committing to Bangkok. After booking my trip and tours of Thailand, I know I’ll have something nice to look forward to all winter long: the new faces, the soothing seas, the local food, and the freshness of a new location. And that in of itself is enough to warm my soul and drive me through winter.
So while you’re dwelling in your winter blues, keep your life interesting by broadening your horizons in Brazil, Costa Rica, Australia, even the north shores of Hawaii will ignite your inner nomad’s curious mind. You’ll be giving yourself a great reason to love winter.
Thanks for reading!
“One must maintain a little bit of Summer even in the middle of Winter.” – Henry David Thoreau
Written by: Backpack Britt
Hello. I’m Brittany, and I like to travel. I enjoy sharing photos and telling stories about the places I’ve been and the experiences I’ve had. After graduating college, I backpacked Europe alone. Some would say I’m a bold traveler, but I feel like I’m just getting started. I tend to attract colorful situations, so I hope you enjoy what you read!
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Writer and Blogger Brittany Lucero studied both PR and Fine Art and graduated with honors at Reinhardt university. Upon completion of her certifications, and after saving funds earned from nanny and restaurant jobs, she took two months to travel Europe alone. Since then, Brittany has made her way to several countries, including Thailand, Iceland, Japan, and recently, Ireland. Through her experiences traveling, she discovered another passion of hers: whiskey-making. From the Bourbon Trail to Japan, she's explored this subject, and currently wears many hats in her role at a local, organic distillery in Chicago while still finding time to travel- of course.