I(MF) recently decided I would aim to have a new experience every month for a year. Yesterday I completed number 6 which was a guided walk of an area not far from where I live, and which I drive through often.
It was such an eye opener, places I have passed a thousand times have a whole new meaning, I walked on roads I have driven through for 20 years, this time looking at quirky bits of architecture, along a hidden river, hearing the historical significance and famous people who lived there, all of which I will definitely remember every time I pass by in future.
What it got me thinking was, even though I have a love of travel and have been to many far off destinations, I mustn’t overlook what is right on my doorstep. Putting in the effort to see and learn a little more makes such a huge difference.