Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

I’ve been working on creating some new sidebar images for Pressed Words. You can take a look – a few of the travel images are already live now. It’s taken a while to get these images up, as the selection, editing, and upload process is quite time consuming. But Pressed Words is so visual, and I want my readers (you) to be able to explore a new topic or post based on photographs. If you’re a visual person like me, this is one of the best ways to surf the web and discover new content.

Anyways, the whole point of this rant is that I was going to tell you about this cool curry place I went to in Edinburgh – really yum. But that post will now have to wait for tomorrow, because I got distracted.

As I was selecting images for the new sidebar, I put all of my favorites travel photos into one folder. Later, I was clicking through quickly, looking for something specific, and it suddenly occurred to me that I’d been to all of these places in the past year. And I really, unexpectedly, felt overwhelmed. It just seemed like a lot. Extreme colors and climates, clicking by so fast. And I wanted to share that with you. A special group of photos that make me happy. That make me think about life, and the potential we all have to travel and to explore and discover new things.

Sometimes I think about the Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go! I can recall a time in my life where I truly didn’t know where I was going. But now I’ve taken a few steps towards something and I actually have a few cool places, memories, to look back upon. And that’s a really empowering feeling, and I wanted to share it with you.703522_10151364352194809_56416924_oimg_0419img_0908img_0260img_0781img_8303cannes-trip-6-2img_9529img_8644love-locksimg_0957img_3494img_3882img_5680img_0234img_8173 cannes-trip-24img_6408img_8974img_8786img_7127img_0044 img_9626img_9377-1img_9154img_7922 img_0118img_0405img_8087img_9902img_0697img_4097img_3982img_9048img_8525

xo Ali

13 Replies to “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

  1. Awesome pictures as usual. Love ’em all. I love the lavender field photo. Oh, my gawd! I wouldn’t mind sleeping outside the balcony. That is so awesome! Oh, I want to explore the castle. Is that a train going up the street? Breathtaking pictures, Ali. I enjoyed viewing all of them. Thanks for sharing . :)


  2. The sidebar pics look really sharp. I wanna copy!!!! Waahhh. And you are right, your blog is visual and you’ve done a great job of making it look pretty :)


    1. Thank you!! Now I just have to get used to it ;) And copy away, the font is Impact. I was actually copying another website myself, a beautiful Maine website with rustic woodland pictures, and then huge bold copy. Very cool looking :)


  3. Great compilation of photos! You have done a lot and isn’t it amazing! I often feel bad for those who don’t get out and explore but I realize too that not everyone has the same love for travel and finding new things and places as you and I seem to share.


    1. Thank you :) Different people tend to value different things. My little sister went to college 20 minutes from home and is perfectly happy to live in the same town she grew up in! She came to visit me once in England, and we took a short trip to Venice, and she really wasn’t impressed. Different people find comfort in different thing. It’s good to know there’s a handful of people like me, with wandering hearts! X


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