Welcome to One New Place–the travel blog that documents my mad quest to visit One New Place every day! I started out planning to do this as a challenge just for 2018–AND I DID!! But when January 1, 2019 rolled around and I sat on my couch in the afternoon with no place I had to go, I couldn’t do it. I had to go out and find another place to explore. This practice had brought so many benefits and surprises–people, places, adventures–into my life, I couldn’t let it end with just one year.
This isn’t your typical travel blog—the destinations aren’t always Taj Mahal; my travel budget is zero, and I rarely travel overnight. In fact, this travel blog isn’t as much about the destination itself (though I am discovering some pretty cool places!) It’s more about the spirit of travel—the desire to see the moon from the other side, the insatiable curiosity to see what is beyond the closed door, the adrenaline of going beyond your comfort zone into a new neighborhood, the blind adventure of turning right instead of the usual left.
It’s also about resilience, making lemons out of lemonade, and other such clichés. It’s about trusting the road, wherever it takes you. Read my story and follow along–see where this crazy thing takes me and how long I can keep up my streak!