Itchy Feet and Trip Planning

       Some days my feet get itchy. I don’t know how to explain it. I’ve got lots to do, I’ve got things to look forward to, I’m not unhappy – I just have a deep down unexplainable and rather strong urge to GO. 

       Thus I spend a while on the internet sating myself by planning the trip I’ve been trying to save up for. I’ve mentioned quite often my ultimate dream of moving to Europe for school, or at least studying abroad for a year. I am actively pursuing applying to colleges that have strong study abroad programs and I am diving into understanding all things UCAS (UK application method) so that I can apply to some programs in London and Cardiff as well. 

       In the mean time, I am planning a dream trip to the UK. I figured it might be fun to share with you some of the wonderful things I’ve found in my research and some of the dreams I have. 

       If I do get to go on my trip, my first stop will most definitely be: 


       Why: This is the city my dear friend’s family moved to a while ago. I am currently skyping my friend weekly and looking forward to being with her and her family sometime early next year. Also, Cardiff happens to be the capital of Wales, the land of castles. I should very much enjoy trapsing about the Welsh countryside, only stopping long enough to consume unhealthy amounts of fresh seafood. 

To Do List: 

Taff Trail: A rather extensive biking and hiking trail that weaves all around the Welsh countryside. 

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

Llanddwyn Island: A small uninhabited island off the coast of Wales, filled with footpaths and food for the imagination. 

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

Conwy Castle: huge, grand, classic, and free to visit. 

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

Cardiff Castle: you can’t visit Cardiff without visiting the castle that started out as a Roman fort in 50AD. 50AD guys! In my town, written history doesn’t start for another 1,700 years.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

Roath Park: A classic park in Cardiff. Obviously I’ll be spending plenty of time out of doors. I guess that’s what you do in Wales.

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

Margam Country Park: I’ve always dreamed of wandering around a random country estate, you know, Jane Austen style. This one is free, so hey.

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien 

Cardiff Farmer’s Market: fresh food, good people. This is the perfect way for me to feel the rythm of the street (my all time biggest goal whenever I visit a new city).

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

Cardiff Library: This is a must because you see, I judge a town by its library. So far, Cardiff is looking pretty good. 

Where are you dreaming of visiting right now? 

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

4 thoughts on “Itchy Feet and Trip Planning”

  1. Hey Susannah!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm so glad you found me from Further UP and Further In. (Sky from over there is one of my best friends, so I'm so glad she's helping me get traffic to my blog!)
    I know how hard it was for me to graduate and then not go to college because there was so much pressure to go. I had no desire because it wasn't what I wanted out of life, but it was still really hard!
    If you need anything, you can feel free to email me anytime! I would love to get to know you! ( ashleystrawser93 (at) gmail (dot) com


  2. Oooh, Europe is on my “To Visit” list!! There's so much to see over there and so much history! That would be amazing if you got to study abroad! My brother did that in Ireland for 5 months. I totally want to wander on some estate in Jane Austen style, too. =)


  3. Really! What an opportunity. My brother trapsed a bit in Scotland and Italy after college. He wasn't too impressed by Italy ( sad, because that is the language I'm studying. I am ready to give it another chance). But he said Scotland was my natural habitat, I've got to visit.


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