Friday, April 13, 2018

Tennessee Adventure Trip

Hello loves, hope you are all doing well! I recently went on a trip to Tennessee with a bunch of other college students, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had! 

I have been itching to travel, explore new places, and do new things out of my comfort zone, so when I saw this trip as an option on the website of my university's outdoor recreation center, I decided right then and there that I had to do it. The trip involved a ten hour roadtrip in a van, camping in 30 degree weather, hiking, camping, rock climbing, and bouldering! Seeing as I had never done any of those, except for riding in a car for ten hours, I thought this would be a great way to ease myself into traveling "semi-solo" (aka without my family).

chester frost park, stone fort tennessee, Lauren Banawa Chester Frost Park, Stone Fort Tennessee, Lauren Banawa

My goal for the trip was to learn these new skills and push myself to venture out of my comfort zone... I did achieve these things, but I what I also got out of it was some amazing new friends, a new perspective on the world and nature, and a deeper understanding of how strong and capable I really am. It sounds cheesy, but to be honest, I'm a really cheesy person anyways. 

Stone Fort Tennessee, tennessee bouldering, lauren banawa

stone fort bouldering, tennessee rock climbing, lauren banawa

usf adventure trip, stone fort bouldering, tennessee rock climbing

Tennessee changed me for the better, and I am beyond grateful for all the experiences I had through this adventure. Beautiful people, beautiful views, and a beautiful outlook. Where should I go next?

Hope you all have a wonderfully fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

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