The first time I set foot in Florence, I too felt the weight of giants. As a self-professed history lover, borderline nerd, I love going to cities that have extensive pasts. Whether they be good or bad. I think that history is our best teacher - you can learn so much from the scholars and artists that came centuries before you or I were even a dream in our parents' minds.
Sometimes, especially when life gets busy, it's easy to put the process of getting to know yourself and your evolving desires on the back burner. Bringing them back to the forefront can feel selfish - but I'll argue that it's one of the best things you could ever do.
Have you ever wondered about what makes people tick? What they're inspired by? What pushes them into the career paths that seem more passion and play rather than work? If you're like me, you'll likely have answered 'YES' to all of those questions, and perhaps thrown in a bit more of your own.
Through my own rushed packing or tips from fellow travelers, I've realized that there are twelve things that you'll never find me travelling without. And no - I'm not just talking about someone forgetting their passport. Though - I know some in which this has happened to them. More than once, if you can believe it.
The more places I’ve been – I’ve noticed that my perception of the world has changed. Like I said previously, it’s not as scary as it’s made out to be. As you meet people from across the globe, you’ll find that you encounter many more perspectives through many different lenses than you may have if you were to only stay in one place.