Ever been so overwhelmed by a prospect that you’ve cowered away in a corner of denial to avoid the reality of dealing with it? Before you click onto that hostile cross hovering at the edge of your screen, fearing this to be one of those heavy-hearted, doom and gloom posts, worry not. Today’s post is a happy one, as I have no intentions of being miserable when the weather is doing such a fine job on my behalf.
Until I started this blog, travelling was my favourite way of spending my free time and now I have a blog, it competes forcefully with my other great passion – writing about travel. Predictable much? You can therefore rest assured that there’s plenty of travel coming your way in today’s post but why, then, did I start it off with such melodramatics?
The truth is, I was so overwhelmed by all the ideas colliding together in my head that I almost shied away from participating. Do I try to summarise my favourite cities or skyline views? Do I reminisce about my favourite wildlife experiences abroad? Do I talk to you about the loveliest coastlines or wax lyrical about my favourite tours? (How would I even choose between that special day tour in Bali, the classic vintage car tour in Cuba, the creative street art tour in Buenos Aires or the exquisite food tours unravelling the best culinary highlights in Ljubljana and hidden foodie gems in Marrakech?)
Ultimately, I decided to go back to basics and remembered something that I do at work. When faced with toddlers who REALLY don’t want their ears looked into, one has to deploy some lateral thinking and be armed with some tricks. My method is to gently tell the littl’uns that we’re going to play a game to guess what colour their ears are (not entirely inaccurate incidentally) and I then proceed to ask them what their favourite colour is (temporarily distracting them). The answers are hardly revolutionary, a handful of pinks, a cluster of blues and the occasional child, who surprises you with an unexpected silver or yellow. Children are persistently being asked about their favourite colour and rarely do they have any trouble answering.
My 5 Favourite Travel Colours from Around the GLobe
And that’s when it hit me, my favourite travel moments of all time, the ones that magnetically pull me back towards a destination, the ones that my family are probably sick to the back teeth of hearing about and the ones that generate the kind of photos you never imagined you’d have in your possession, all of those memories involve colour and I thought I would bring you 5 of my favourite travel colours from around the world.