Diva. Difficult. Hard-to-please. All of these descriptions are synonymous with being “high maintenance,” but that’s not how I see myself. I mean, I have my moments, but that’s what you get for eating the last piece of pizza, ANDREW!
But, I digress…
Instead of describing the type of person I am, maybe I should describe the type of person I am NOT.
Here are a few things you will never hear me say:
- “I stayed at this great hostel last night.”
- “Let’s rent some mopeds and road trip around the country!”
- “I don’t know what this is, but I’ll eat it anyway.”
- “I love the feeling of hotel carpet on my bare feet.”
- “My suitcase was under the weight limit.”
- “I don’t care about having a nice hotel room. I’ll barely be in there.”
- “I hope the person next to me on the plane is chatty.”
You’re probably thinking, “she sounds like a picky-overpacking-introverted-germaphobe,” and (while that is extremely RUDE) you’re right. I am all those things, BUT I also have wanderlust fever, and the only prescription is more… adventures. I want to go everywhere, and do ALL THE THINGS, but do I have to be uncomfortable while I do them? Hell-to-the-nah. Adventure and luxury do not need to be mutually exclusive!
I’ve grown frustrated with the lack of travel blogs/vlogs targeted at my demographic. If you’re a backpacker, there’s a blog for you. Traveling on a $10/day budget? There’s a YouTube channel for you. If you want to charter a yacht, there’s a Jenner sister with a friend vacancy for you.
BUT WHAT ABOUT ME, ME, ME?!?!
My husband and I work full time, and we travel as much as our PTO and bank accounts will allow. We want the most for our hard earned money, and are willing to splurge on a fancy hotel and a Michelin Star restaurant if it enhances our trip. But how do we know those splurges are worth the extra cost?
I want SPECIFICS, damnit!
How comfy was the bed? Is that popular museum really worth the time? How is the nightlife? Do things settle down early, or is it a late night town? Are Ubers easily accessible? Is it safe to walk alone? What’s the tipping policy? Are dinner reservations necessary?
You get my point. I want an honest blogger whose standards align with my own to inform and prepare me for my trip. But despite my expert Googling (read: stalking) skills, I can’t seem to find a reliable source of information.
After years of trial and error traveling, I decided to finally start my own blog so I can pass along helpful specifics to my fellow high maintenance travelers. I hope to become a trustworthy source for all your future adventure plans!