I mentioned in my 5 year travel bucket list that I was headed to my first destination this year: The Galapagos.
Back in the summer of 2015, I sat on an outdoor rooftop in Chicago with my husband and our four best friends, two of which were about to embark on a year-long trip traveling South America. We gathered around a table in the warm night, surrounded by city lights, drinking cold beers, and dreaming about what it would be like to meet up in the Galapagos one day.
I don’t have the vocabulary or the writing skills to explain the eight days we spent sailling across the islands, experiencing life in a new way, so here is the next best thing. The actualization from that day of rooftop dreaming.