goinformed.net Celebrates Two Years

Two years of active blogging – how cool is that?

A birthday is a great time to reflect and celebrate the year’s accomplishments. Thank you for being part of this wonderful adventure, for reading my posts, commenting, connecting, sharing with friends, and subscribing to The Informist.

Five Figure Milestone

33 Things to Know Before You Visit Universal Orlando tops 10,000 shares!

33 Things to Know Before You Visit Universal Orlando tops 10,000 shares!

As goinformed.net moves into its third year, my 33 Things to Know Before You Visit Universal Orlando post is on the verge of reaching 10,000 shares on Pinterest! This was my first real post on goinformed.net and remains the most viewed article yet. Nearest to my heart, I continue to update the 33 Things post to keep it fresh and relevant for anyone planning a trip to Universal Orlando.

And thank you Google for placing it at the top of your “Universal Orlando tips” search!

You’re on Vacation, Give it a Try!

Keeping this blog has made me more conscious of what makes a good vacation and how travel affects our everyday lives. For most of us it’s novelty that makes travel so compelling. It takes us out of our everyday routine and offers the chance to take risks and try new things.

I think taking risks and trying new things are so important, I made them Universal Orlando Top Tips #19 and #20.

I think taking risks and trying new things are so important, I made them Universal Orlando Top Tips #19 and #20.

Travel Offers the Chance to Practice Trying Something New

Some of my most courageous accomplishments this year took place in theme parks. Thanks to my daughter, I found the guts to ride the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida, and Disney World’s Tower of Terror. For years I had avoided these rides.

Universal's warning signs cover every possible reason a person cannot ride, including the ominous "everything else" symbol.

Universal’s warning signs cover every possible reason a person cannot ride, including the ominous “everything else” symbol.

But once I had conquered the first ride, I knew I could handle a lot more than I had given myself credit for. Many times I’ve thought back to the feeling of being strapped into that roller coaster and the exhilaration of overcoming my fear. Taking risks takes practice – practice that presents itself in a million ways when we travel.

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Any vacation can offer a chance to practice being brave. Whether it’s a roller coaster, a ride on a zip line, or discovering the ocean through a snorkeling mask, these experiences shape our everyday lives and change us for the better.

Always get photographic proof when you conquer an especially forbidding ride. You might even post it on a blog someday!

Always get photographic proof when you conquer an especially forbidding ride. You might even post it on a blog someday.

Informing and Inspiring Your Next Adventure

It is a pleasure and privilege sharing my experiences with you, and I hope they inspire you to try something courageous and bring that bravery into your life. Thanks for joining me on this journey.

~ Maven

 

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What have you tried on vacation that you never imagined you’d do? Has travel inspired you to try something new in your life? Join the conversation in the comments below.

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