You’ve probably never seen a photo of someone crying at a stunning beach on the gram. One, I’m pretty sure we’re all ugly criers. Two, who even thinks to take their camera out in those moments? BUT the tears do flow, sometimes just as much as the drinks do on vacay – especially if you travel full & Sometimes you’re crying tears of joy and other times it’s loss or sadness or heartbreak. Life is nuanced & if travel has taught me anything, it’s that joy and sadness can exist at the same time.
Here are some of the places I’ve cried:
A Parisian bedroom after saying goodbye to a special adventure and an even more special someone.
At a club in Colombia mere hours after being robbed. But these were tears of pure gratitude not sadness. Funny how that works.
Flights. Oh, countless flights. Shoutout to that flight attendant who gracefully passed me a mini-bottle of wine lmao. You’re the real MVP. Something MUST be in the air on flights.
On a safari jeep in Kenya. So many animals. So many emotions.
On a hidden rooftop in Greece with a bottle of wine in hand and in the arms of someone who reassured me that TEARS ARE GOOD. It must have been a perfect combination of the sunset and the person and the moment and ugh.
In the arms of a new friend in a hotel in Ecuador after losing an old friend.
At a bar in Cuba with a stranger I had just met in a tour earlier that day discussing childhood sh*t???(she’s probably reading this…hey girl ) shoutout to solo travel and the magnetic instant connections that it breeds!!
Feeling like I was on my deathbed after a severe case of food poisoning in Uzbekistan.
Admiring the sheer beauty of the landscapes in Iceland from a campervan with my bestfriend
On a night bus in Peru. Iono if it was bc I was watching La La Land or because we were literally about to fall off the side of this cliff. Emotions were running high though!
What can I say? Travel has made me soft. With such a whirlwind of experiences, the tears had to flow. I’m just glad I’ve learned to make space for them. Inspired by @haleydrewthis Ever cried tears of sadness or joy on a trip?