Paper towels. Iced coffee. Home cooked meals. Driving on the right side of the road.

Those are just a few of my favorite things that I came to miss when traveling abroad.

It's always when I leave the comfort and familiarity of home that I notice all that I took for granted, but that's a wondrous part of traveling.

That, plus drinking like real people do, trying new foods (still don't like black pudding though, sorry Britain), immersing myself in another country, and looking at the world from a different perspective all come together into making a trip something memorable and impactful.

See, I recently returned from a holiday abroad and I have to say, it's good to be home.

Don't get me wrong- I adored my time overseas! I loved my late night pub crawls, my dining splurges, and many purchases at Ted Baker. But there's something so incredibly refreshing about coming back home, with eyes widened and my thoughts more open-minded.

Traveling isn't about finding what you know (Starbs), and trying to alter the new area around you to fit your pre-existing routine. It's about foregoing what you normally do and having new experiences.

And all those new experiences make the normalcy of being home even more extraoridinary. And who knows, maybe I can make a habit of having that Irish Coffee every afternoon, thinking about those memories and anticipating my next adventure...