One of my favorite bands, Alabama Shakes (GET INTO THEM!), announced they were going on tour, and there was no chance in hell I was going to miss out on this opportunity! Looking up tour dates, I initially went straight to the show here in Los Angeles. But then I got to thinking “Why not make a day a day trip of it and go to another show in a nearby city?” So, San Diego it was! It’s only a 2-hour drive from LA and with my friend coming with me I knew the trip wouldn’t be that bad! So I took the day off from work (it was a weekday) and we hit the road!After stopping at a vista point to take in the incredible view, we made it to San Diego with a few hours to spare before the concert. After grabbing a bite to eat we visited Balboa Park, an urban cultural park that includes museums, gardens, a theater, and beautiful architecture. I was like a kid in a candy store in this park for all the dorky reasons you can imagine.
2) Nature. 3) Architecture. My day trip to San Diego affirmed something that I’ve always believed that you don’t have to go far or stay long to feel like you’ve been somewhere. I didn’t think about how far I traveled; I just reveled in the fact that I was somewhere other than home, and I let my mind wander. I allowed myself to think about of how the colonnades reminded me of Rome or how I could picture this open window somewhere in Spain. I let my imagination run free, and I believe this is the start of your best travel plans.