I spent what feels like the majority of 2018 exploring and loving every second of it. I went to a different country (England) for the first time by myself and went to an entirely different state with my boyfriend. I went to an amazing assortment of both national and state parks and hiked to my heart’s content both alone and with friends. Honestly, 2018 set the bar for me in terms of adventuring, exploring, and just living my happiest life.
In order to keep that momentum, I’m setting three “adventure” goals for myself for 2019 and they are as follows;
I. Hike 365 miles and complete 52 hikes.
As mentioned, I hiked a lot in 2018. I didn’t keep amazing track of the miles I trekked over the year nor how many hikes/trails I did, but I know I did a lot! In order to keep the motivation going, and to showcase that PoC and WoC are also out doing outdoorsy I signed up for both the 365 Mile Challenge and the 52 Hike Challenge. I’m hoping that by accomplishing one I’ll also be accomplishing the other which is why they’re lumped under the same goal!
II. Go to Yosemite or Yellowstone National Park
If I could afford to go to both I would. I haven’t been to Yosemite since I was in 6th grade and its been on my list of places to go ever since and Yellowstone I’ve just always been incredibly intrigued by (probably because it was the other national park option for the trip). However, money, transportation, and shitty relationships have always prevented me from actually going and for the first time in a hot minute; I’m actually in a good place with all three of those things!
III. Go to at least one new country and one new state.
Currently I have travel plans to go to Cairo, Egypt in March with the boothang and potentially Pennsylvania, but why stop there? If I can afford it and if the fates allow it, I would love to go to more than one of each. I have dreams of being able to cross off having been to a national or state park in each state before I’m 50.
Aaaand, that’s it for my 2019 adventure goals! Let me know if you accomplished any travel/adventure goals in 2018 and if you have any for 2019! Also, if you want to keep up with my travels feel free to follow me on Instagram under the username PuffDaddyRae!