unexpected birthdays: 17 favourite travel memories

Today is my younger sister (Montserrat/Squish/the taller sibling)’s seventeenth birthday!

I am immensely lucky to have been traveling with her since the age of three. I can’t think of a better travel companion.

17 of my favourite travel memories with Montserrat, with only the cringiest of photos.

 

1. Climbing & Camping in Joshua Tree, CA

2. Chasing Waterfalls in Obed, Tennessee

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3. Bouldering in France
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4. Hiking through Cinque Terre, Italy

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5. Shopping in San Giminano, Italy

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6. Being Embarassing Muggles at Platform 9 3/4 in London

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7. Walking Along Old City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia

with some pretty cool visors and sunglasses

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8. Finding Starfish in the Bahamas

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9. Exploring Lisbon’s Alleyways

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10. Taking Night Trains through Thailand

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11. Riding in Tuk Tuks throughout Laos

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12. Playing on AMAZING playgrounds in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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13. Wearing Traditional Lao Clothing (& crocs)

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14. Arguing the Entire Kayak Trip Back from the Climbing Spot in the Middle of the Ocean in Thailand

over how to paddle… it’s a miracle we made it back to shore

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15. Trekking Up Mount Kinabalu, Borneo.

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16. Eating, Climbing, & Biking Our Way through China

(more like eating, biking, and watching our parents climb)

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17. Being Allowed to Hold Knives the Size of Our Heads in Yangshuo

(and being yelled at for making dumplings wrong at the age of 7 & 10)

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Thank you for being the best little sister I could ask for. So much love for you. I can’t wait to keep traveling and having the most amazing experiences with you.

Also uhh thanks parents for taking us on the most incredible adventures since birth!?!?!?

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