Brief Exchanges

This photo was taken on Marco Island, one of southern Florida’s most tropical destinations. I was walking along the beach, heading towards a remote part of the island when I came across this guy standing in the ocean with a bucket on his head, and I thought, why not?

The best part of travel, especially solo travel, is meeting a variety of interesting people. Somehow, I have always ended up crossing paths with others who are either exploring their own journeys or like me, love to travel to different parts of the world in hopes of having new adventures. Each location has its own energy, whether it’s in the mountains, desert, urban cities or beach side, and all of the people I have met have inspired me or taught me lessons in kindness, generosity, gratitude and self-exploration.

The interaction with the bucket-head guy, was a humorous brief exchange on my journey which started out as a serious contemplation of my own life as I walked along the beach. This amusing interaction made me think about my own bucket list, the places I want to travel to, the life experiences I want to have, and the things I want to accomplish in my short life on earth.

Life is simply a series of brief moments. Whether we travel in our own cities or communities or travel abroad, our connections with others are what make our lives meaningful, interesting and fun.

What’s on your bucket list?



  1. Dr. Dave · August 18, 2019

    Connection is the key to life. We are all connected to something greater than ourselves and that is rooted in love and belonging. When we are not “present” we miss out on day-to-day interaction with those we can or do meet! Thanks for s wonderful blog post!!


    • Everyday Journeys · August 18, 2019

      Thanks! I agree connections are what its about. I agree about being present, its so easy to miss out on the simple interactions we make in our daily lives and those can be the most meaningful. Well said!


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