Being thousands of miles away from home for six days reminds me that there is really no place like home. I missed Richard, my puppies, my kitties (even Emma!), our house and Rosetta’s pad thai. Traveling as engaged Ashley is certainly different than traveling as single Ashley. Now I have a little family that needs me like I need them. Being away was hard but in hindsight it was a nice reminder of how happy I am at home.
I’ve been in San Francisco for Green Festival. I’ve been in an office helping promote the event and this past weekend I watched it come to fruition. It was a lot of work, but the event was fantastic. It was inspiring to see thousands of people gather for one common cause: to create a more sustainable and socially, environmentally and economically responsible world.
I caught bits of various speaker’s presentations and I appreciated how down to earth and willing to share their message they were. I talked with several green exhibitors who were thrilled to talk about what their business is doing for the environment. I snagged a fair trade scarf and several necklaces made in South America and Guatemala. All the items are gorgeous and it’s good to know they support women in less developed parts of the world.
Zoe Weil and Amy Goodman!
We stayed in downtown San Francisco (on 8th and Market for anyone in the area). Apparently this is one of the worst parts of San Francisco so I’m not letting this trip be my final judgment on the city as a whole We were busy with looooong days working, but everything I saw looked fabulous. Richard and I hope to explore the city and surrounding areas soon! I did get to Trader Joe’s and some cool food stores so that was entertaining enough
Travel is tough on a body! Between two 14 hour travel days and several long days of hard work, I’ve slightly lost touch with my body. I worked on getting as much rest as possible, but my only exercise was working and a little walking. For food I basically ate all processed carbs. And a lot of them. They travel well and were readily available. At least I scored some yummy eats at Green Festival, like this vegan falafel wrap with tahini!
Gavi was incredible and brought me these treats from a local bakery. They were freakin’ awesome! Thank you Gavi!!
Before I board my last flight home, I leave you with one of many photos Richard sent me to keep me connected to home Awesome.
Do you miss home when you travel alone? What is your best travel tip?