Travel, adventure, and experience are often assumed to have something to do with exotic places far far away. Starting with great plans of the dream destination or route. But it doesn’t always have to be like that. We shouldn’t forget about the pearls nearby, just because we’ve been spending a lot of time in a certain area it doesn’t mean that we know all about it, right? Local travel can be an adventure too!
This basically hit me in the face just the other day. Parts of my family and I had been on a boat trip in the Swedish archipelago while we on our way home came across a messy sea with waves and winds. As followed we had to turn the boat around and make an unplanned stop on an island nearby. While looking for a good spot we found this amazing, typical Swedish summer idyll. In a small bay, there were a bunch of red cabins, old piers, and boats. As we could tell from a sign on one of the houses were selling smoked fish and because of lack of food in our packing, we ended up making a stop.
I’ve grown up spending a lot of time in surroundings like these, surroundings that answer quite good to the definition and picture of the Swedish summer, at least for swedes. Still, I can get absolutely amazed over how beautiful and special it is, it has a charm to it that is impossible to communicate in a photo or words. Here I’ll share some of my photos anyhow to try to give you a small piece of this tiny and charming place in the middle of… nowhere.
My point with this was really just to give an example about how this happens all the time: we end up in places we had no idea even existed whenever, however and with whomever. These moments and small adventures are just as much worth as the big, planned ones that take us to experience other continents and countries.
Don’t forget the hidden pearls around the corner. Don’t forget to appreciate the small things in life.