Midyear is a great time to expand your travel bucket list. I love to expand mine through referrals.  There’s usually a personal story shared that helps me realize the specialness of a common place or reveal uncommon local gems. 

Networking has led me to the Chuang Yen Monastery, Improv Everywhere, hidden paths to beaches and unique festivals. I’ve been tipped off about special foods, new spas, art gallery openings and concerts. My interest in storytelling grew from someone recommending that I attend PechaKucha 20x20 concise storytelling. My passion for attending the Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven, CT was sparked by someone’s disbelief that I hadn’t attended it.

These offerings stimulated new magical travel experiences. The road was paved and awaiting for me to follow it.

What ignites your questions about where to go?