New York City, New York
Perhaps one of the best things about traveling now is that I can share it with my family. Just recently my mother visited me in Maui and in the first year of travel my family visited me in Ecuador.
It was an eventful time, my sister Ryan was robbed in Quito on the first day, we ventured into the jungle and bullied my mother into going ziplining. But most importantly we started a long running joke.
If you watch the IT Crowd you know it’s a high five, and we did it all over Ecuador after we accomplished scary things.
My mother turned 60 this year and we wanted to do something special. She has always wanted to see a play on broadway and that seemed like a pretty easy bucket list item to check off.
I reminded them that in New York everyone spoke English and so I could no longer be their personal tour guide. They then reminded me that I had been all over the world but they lived in a small town (well my sister has since moved to a bustling city of 250,000).
Traveling on my own is fine. I don’t plan in advance, I just show up and take things as they come. But with family I really really really (did I mention really?) want them to have a good time.
Turns out I stressed for nothing. First day in and we are having a great time – and this time no one was robbed on the first day.
Note: All these photos are from my awesome sister who is becoming a better photographer than me – not that it’s a competition or anything, right?