Travel with people close to you. Between Christmas and New Years Liz and I did a 6 day road trip from Malibu to Northern California and back. This trip was perfect for some rest and relaxation, but also for growth for each of us as individuals and growth as a couple. Just living on The Road to Better Health together. :)
Here’s how we planned it. It’s very unconventional and it actually created an atmosphere of relaxation and fun instead of stress and rigidity (for us at least).
We started with our “plan”. Instead of creating a full on itinerary where we knew where we wanted to be every day we created our trip expectations. Throwing out what I typically like to think of as "my plan of attack" freed us to enjoy the days as they happened.
What does that mean? It means we created a list of places we wanted to see, people we wanted to see, and things that we wanted to do. There was no timeline attached to any of these and it was okay if we didn't make all of it happen. We knew what we wanted and we allowed ourselves some free space to make it happen. It looked something like this.
KOLBY AND LIZ EXPECTATIONS FOR ROAD TRIP
See Katie Morris, see Laurie Nelson, see Thomas O'Kane, see Jackie and Nate. Go to a brewery, go to sea glass beach, go to a CrossFit gym, go surfing, see the Redwoods, Camp in Big Sur. Don't expect to eat super healthy food, don't expect to shower often, don't expect to sleep like a king, don't expect warm weather. Do expect lots of driving, expect expensive gas for our home-on-wheels, expect lots of smiles, expect to go with the flow, expect to spend lots of time in nature, and expect to grow and learn!
What happened? We met almost ALL of these expectations and we had a whole lot of growth and fun along the way. Easily one of the best trips I have been on. I challenge you to take a trip like this in 2018 and see how it can make you healthier and happier. (even if it is just a weekend trip done like this). Now check out our top 25 photos from our experience!