My Dream Of Traveling The World

I grew up in a very tiny town with very few people in it. There probably was more cows then people now that I think about it. As I got older I became fascinated with big cities. Places like New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Something about the tall skyscrapers and bright shiny lights really appealed to me. I still haven't had the chance to live in a big city. I wish I would of moved to Cincinnati when I had the chance. Lived in Ohio most of my life and didn't even explore the city while I was there, bummer!


Once I got away from Ohio and started to see more areas of the United States I was bitten by the travel bug. I now have a dream of traveling the world. I'm just a small town girl who wants to see it all. A fulfilling life for me, would be exploring as much of this beautiful planet as I can. There is nothing more that I want out of life then to see historical places and the natural wonders of the world.

IMG_3241Somewhere in Arizona on my cross country drive in 2011

Jen from Red Parka Dairies wrote a really cool post about "Impossible Things" she wanted to accomplish in her life. When I read it I knew my only true dream in life was to travel. Honestly though I didn't think it was ever going to be possible. I always say that you can do anything that your heart desires, but the dream of traveling requires lots of dollar signs. I didn't see myself ever having enough money to travel the world.

Then I stumbled across the whole tiny house movement. (Read my post HERE.) The lightbulb went off over my head!!! If I could build my own home, live debt free/mortgage free, save money and live a simple life, I could spend my money and time traveling. YES PLEASE! I can't explain the happiness I have been feeling since discovering tiny houses. For the first time in my life I felt like my dream was achievable. THAT'S A BIG DEAL! So where will I go?

e8fa38e01917c49ed72f297827e2997bVenice and Rome, Italy

I have to admit, I'm not a history buff. Growing up I hated history and really anything that had to do with learning. As I've gotten older I have become very interested in learning about other countries and cultures. Italy to me is just simply gorgeous. I would love to see all the buildings and take in the sites. I think this will be our first overseas vacation. Now I just have to start saving money for it.

I mentioned a few posts back that I got a promotion at work. I am now full time which means more money. I was scared to go full time, but I decided there are way too many awesome things I want to do in the future to not be making the extra cash while I can. I may not have a high paying job but I know how to save money. For the first time in our lives we are saving money and not wasting it. Saving money to build a tiny house and travel the world is a dream come true for me.

Needless to say there aren't many places in this world that I don't want to visit.
I figured I would spare you the long list and just share Italy for now. hahaha
What do you dream of doing in your life?


  1. Such a beautiful post. Full of hope and things to look forward too. Congrats on the promotion.

    1. Thanks Cazz! Hopefully I can get to Australia as well someday! I'd love to meet you! :)

  2. I enjoyed reading this and looking at the beautiful pictures. I know you are gonna visit many places in the future. Travel can be very rewarding. Plus, you do learn a lot in the process! Italy would be a great first place to start visiting foreign countries. I really hope you are able to pull that off! Good luck Jess! :)

  3. Jessie, you are awesome! Reading your blog over the last two years, you've really grown and seem a lot happier. I'm excited for your tiny house (and how you'll decorate it). I know you'll make these vacations happen, and I'm exicted for you. Parts of me wishes the AF would have taken us someplace cooler now that our journey is nearly over and we won't PCS again. Maybe it would have been nice to get overseas on the AF's dime. HAHA. But we'll figure it out in time.

    1. We may try to get overseas with the AF still. Who knows! Hahaha I would love to move overseas. I think we would of already if we didn't have all the pets. I'm glad that you have followed me for the last few years. :) I've loved reading your blog as well.

  4. I can agree Jessie, once you move, you are for certain to catch the traveling bug. It was amazing to drive state by state in order to live in Colorado all the way from North Carolina. Lately, I have this itch to tour the surrounding states.

    When you build your dream home, visit me???

    1. You should totally visit all the surrounding states! I hope to do that as well. I really hope to make it to Yellowstone next year. I must see it before leaving Wyoming. :)

  5. I've always been interested in big cities too, and I want to travel to so many places. Australia (Melbourne & Sydney in particular) is next on my wish list.

  6. My dream is to travel the world too, and that's what I'm trying to do! I invite you to visit (and if you like it, to follow) my blog of adventures! :)
    I think travelling is one precious thing we get to do!

  7. i love traveling in big cities and i enjoy reading u blog & useful for me.

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