We all know that I am a Travel Advocate. I believe that everyone should make traveling a part of their lifestyle. From small children, to young adults, to adults, to seniors - everyone.
I also believe that a traveling mentality begins at a young age. Which is why when I received an email from Tracey Friley, creator of The Passport Party Project, calling for travel bloggers to participate in National Passport Day and help her gift passports to teenage girls, I did not hesitate to volunteer. Even after I received the second email from Tracey, laying out all the details and telling us how complicated the process could be - I was still all in.
I mean how exciting? Getting your very first passport and realizing that the world is just a flight away?!OHHHHH - just thinking about it was giving me chills! I set out on my task.
We didn't let the fun stop there. We headed to a local restaurant for some lunch and to continue the travel talk. The young ladies were still a little shy (I think my excitement was a little too much so early on a Saturday) so when I asked them where they were headed with their shiny new passports, I got a few responses: Cancun, Jamaica, China, London....all great destinations. I had my passport with me and showed them my stamps and chatted about some of my favorite destinations. I mentioned Paris, someone quickly chimed in "I want to go to Paris" she said with excitement building.