Lately I've been "workin workin workin day and night." The hardest part, for me, about owning my own business is that it makes it nearly impossible for me to plan big trips and take multiple weeks off. In an effort to not go stir crazy, I've been adding some travel decor to my home.
It's been really fun to add a few new items around the house that remind me of my love for travel. Here are a few of the things I've picked up.
1. Bar Ware- You don't typically think of barware as travel related, but the C. Wonder store has some amazing travel related items. After our trip to Africa, I really wanted to add some animal items to our house and this was the perfect way.
Just these two items remind me so much of Africa. Of course, I picked up a few wooden pieces in Africa as well, which I have scattered all over the house.
2. Maps- I actually bought this over a year ago for my husband on our first anniversary (paper), but I love it just as much now as when I bought it. This pushpin travel map from Etsy makes me smile every time I walk in the room!
I especially love it because you can keep track with different color pushpins of places you have been together versus separately. Even though we have been A LOT of places, our map looks a little bare (Russia is a huge chunk of the map :)).
3. Books- I have a very extensive travel book collection and I've been adding to it for the last year or so. Even though a lot of information is on the internet, I love having a book from places I have been. Recently I added the following books to my collection (PS some of these are affiliate links):
Humans of New York- Even though this isn't really a travel book per say, this book reminds me a lot about WHY I love to travel. The people, the connections, the moments, the experiences. The book also makes a wonderful coffee table book or gift.
Cathedral of the Wild: An African Journey Home- This book was written by the founders of the safari I went on in September. I bought the book as soon as I got home and absolutely fell in love with it. It's also home to one of my favorite travel quotes: "You can from where you stand, make a decision to restore from within, even if your mind screams that it is not possible. Whatever feels unresolved, the animal part of you is already tracking the healing you need. Follow that trail, the medicine will feel like freedom."
Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph- For anyone who loves to explore and experience nature, this is a book for you. It tracks Jennifer Pharr Davis as she breaks the record for hiking the Appalachian Trail. It's a beyond fantastic book and always reminds me to get out of my comfort zone when I travel.
I'm always looking to add more decor to my house to make it feel more like the house of a world traveler. Comment below and let me know what else I should add to my house!