I have a confession to make...
I have travel ADD.
As in, I travel to new places, experience them at a rapid pace taking in as many sights, experiences and fine dining establishment as possible - leaving, and rarely come back.
It's both a good and a bad trait of mine, tiring of things easily, and it goes all the way back to when I was little. I could never sit still, I always wanted to be on the go and I never wanted to miss anything. This then created a pattern that continued all through college and into my early 30's in that I would move every 6 months to a year so that I always had something new. It wasn't until the husband and I bought a house two years ago that I finally (semi) settled down.
Which is a whole other story (which involved me nearly having a panic attack when I realized how permanent home ownership was...but I'll save that for another day).
Speaking of ADD...
Back to travel.
Curious of my reasoning for not repeating travel destinations?
There is only so much vacation time and so much travel budget and I want to make the most of every last minute of it.
So if I am going to repeat a destination it has to be one that either I really love, or that has so much to do that I didn't get to see it all.
And NYC is both of those.
We've been traveling to NYC, multiple times a year, every year since 2006 when I had my first job at Conde Nast Publications working at Brides Magazine. In fact, it was on that trip that I first fell in love with this city. It has a certain kind of energy that makes me feel excited each and every time we come, and leaves me wishing to return each time we leave. We rarely have the same experience twice, and each time we travel here there is something new to add to the agenda (along with our staple NYC favorites).
Take Central Park for example - every season the place completely transforms - especially in the winter when you can catch moments of complete silence, because honestly, as much as I love the park in the summer, when it's filled with the scent of fresh flowers (and hot dogs), people laughing and outdoor music...I love it even more in the quiet of winter.
Especially when it's blanketed in fresh snow.
Only thing missing here is a nice fire and a glass of champagne...perhaps a new Central Park addition NYC?!
happy tuesday - hopefully you are traveling some place fabulous today or sometime soon.
xo - margaret