A few weeks ago, I walked through the door of an Indian Restaurant in New York City, to a dinner that would change my life forever.
Back in 2009, when I walked out of the courtroom where a judge had pronounced that I was officially divorced, I couldn’t know that my plan to finally pursue a career in travel writing would take me to places I’d never even dreamt of and a few places I’d been longing for all of my life. I’ve walked through hotel doors, temple doors, doors to caves and doors to countless homes of locals who have treated me with a love and warmth I never expected.
A few days ago, I walked through these doors into an apartment in Kreuzberg and began a journey that will last all month, in which I will travel from Berlin to Istanbul, Marseilles, Cannes and Paris for House Trip.
Doors seem to always be playing some kind of role in my beautiful but slightly unusual life. I’m excited to see all of the different doors I will walk through this month as I spend time “living like a local”, or #HouseTripping — for the European apartment rental company, HouseTrip.
I’m always in search of home and even though I think I’ve finally found what I was looking for — I’m going to spend a little time before I settle in, indulging that wanderlust that has been driving me like a madwoman since I walked through courtroom doors in 2009.
Every door represents an opportunity in my opinion, the chance for my life to change yet again for the better. Here’s to the moments that can change our lives forever and the doors we choose to adventure through…
HouseTrip provided my wonderful apartment in Berlin and is paying me a fee for the #Housetripping project. However, all views and opinions in this post are my own. As is the above photo, taken with an iPhone 4S. For more photos from the trip, follow me on Instagram or chase the #Housetripping hashtag online.