Travel Listography

I have a confession to make. I love making lists. Like LOVE.

Being “slightly” neurotic (I know, I know, some of you may take issue with the adjective I used) lists give me a sense of control and calm that keeps impending panic attacks at bay.

I’ve touted the power of list-making before elsewhere, and it actually works when it comes to organizing my life, getting me places on time(ish) and meeting deadlines. I.e., all the boring stuff. But what about fun lists? Yes, lists can be fun. And so I make those, too.

So what better than sharing what I tend to read and listen to when I’m going to my favorite places?

They’re actually kind of therapeutic, and helpful to organize thoughts and even think through preferences. So as a Friday exercise in clearing my head for the weekend, I’ve put together a few lists of my favorite things- try to sing them to the tune, it kind of works!

My Top 5 Fav Travel Songs

While my tastes vary based on my mood and how long my commute is, these five will forever reign supreme.

Top 5 Fav Travel Books

I’m starting a book club with the lovely LS, so I’ll probably make her read these again to so we can have lively debates. I DO reserve my right to change my mind on this list as I read more and more.

Disgrace by JM Coetzee
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Top 5 Fav Places

New Mexico, USA
Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Montreal, Canada
London, UK

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