The #girlstravel twitter chat that makes my Mondays worthwhile turned one year old this week.
So can you guess what the topic of conversation was? Celebratory travel, of course!
It got me thinking about how Mr Holiday Addict and I have recently started to skip buying each other gifts we don’t need in favour of treating ourselves to trips when there’s a special occasion on the cards.
Having a summer birthday meant that as a kid, l was always off school whenever I clocked up another year.
But the good fortune stretched even further than that. You see, my birthday nearly always coincided with our annual family holiday, so I’ve had lots of celebratory fun in the sun.
I’ve had impromptu parties with random strangers who became holiday friends and I’ve had cakes on planes when I’ve boarded flights on the big day itself. I also turned sweet (or was that sulky?) sixteen on my first ever trip to Greece.
And I recall all of these moments like they just happened yesterday.
I believe you’ll always vividly remember the special occasions you celebrate when you’re travelling.
We also toasted our third wedding anniversary by clinking Prosecco filled glasses in the Sorrento sun (or was that rain? It didn’t matter).
But perhaps the most important thing to note is that we made memories with those celebrations.
Memories which are so much more valuable than stuff you don’t need. Even if that stuff just happens to be all wrapped up with shiny paper and a bow.
Have you ever celebrated a special occasion while travelling? Or are you planning something soon? Let me know in the comments.