Life on the road so far…

Well, life on the road so far has been pretty hectic! I know I said I’d blog and keep you all up to date, and this is my first post in a month on the road. Shameful, I know! It’s going to have to be a quick one, as I seem to have misplaced my glasses and am squinting at my laptop in a very headache-inducing fashion.

We started off on the goat farm just south of Oslo at the beginning of June. It was really interesting and we enjoyed the experience. We decided to head off on the road rather than stick around, however. Norway is quite a bit bigger than we realised! And we don’t want to rush from place to place, so we took off from the farm and headed towards the west coast.

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Dear Dreamers…where are you headed?

The Blogging 101 assignment today got me thinking…who exactly is it that I write for? Who is my ‘dream reader’? I’d always thought it was myself! As a travel blog it was a place I could record my experiences for posterity, and muse on what I’d seen and done.

Thinking about it, this isn’t true. Well, not entirely. Traveling, much like blogging, is a communal experience. Traveling can take you to a new place in your own state, region, country, or to the other side of the planet. It’s always the people that stick with you though. The characters that you meet along the way. Those that you share stories of past travels with, and exchange wish lists for future destinations.

In answer to my own question then, I write to connect with those of a similar mindset. My dream reader is someone who loves to plan the adventure, imagine the feel of the sand between their toes, who weirdly enjoys the windchill that goes with riding the ski lift. Someone who gets butterflies when they book the flight, and who is already dreaming about the next adventure before this one is completed.

In the meantime, I’m going to keep on saving up my pennies, keep reading all about your fabulous adventures, and let the inspiration for 2015 take hold! Where will 2015 be taking you dreamers and readers!?

Laura's 'Pot of Dreams'!
Laura’s ‘Pot of Dreams’!