There are so many adventures that I could have written about for this post - being lost in the souks of Marrakech or walking amongst Mayan pyramids in Mexico or perhaps diving with sharks or travelling all the way to Spain with three kids (yep - that certainly was an adventure) but when it comes to thinking about my most memorable travel adventure, it has to be the time that we visited Stonehenge back in 2015. It's an experience that I can still vividly picture and whilst there are other souks, other pyramids and other bus journeys - there is only one Stonehenge.
Stonehenge originates from 3000 BC. It blows my mind to try and think back to how long ago that actually was and as you walk around the stones it really feels as if you are transported to another time. There is nothing much around Stonehenge - you certainly won't spot any built up cityscapes in the distance and I imagine the countryside and fields surrounding the stones have remained pretty much unchanged across thousands of years.
Visiting Stonehenge is an adventure I will never forget. Despite not actually being able to touch the stones and being surrounded by 100s of other tourists, I think it has been my only ever Spiritual experience. There is something magical about being next to the stones that just makes you forget your surroundings, forget who you are with and it really gives you a sense of mindfulness. This feeling of perspective you get from being so close to the stones is a feeling that I have carried with me ever since and I think it is this feeling is why this memory is so vivid for me. If I'm feeling stressed or overwhelmed I can easily just think of the Stone circle and it calms me down.
Being able to share this moment with my children and husband was just the best thing ever and it is a shared experience we'll never forget. Even Jack who was just 4 years old at the time was quieter, more subdued and in awe of the stones as we walked around them. You're never too young to visit.
I realise you may think I sound a little crackers talking like this - I mean it's only a circle of stones. It was a truly powerful experience though and I urge you to plan your own adventure here and you can see what I mean yourself.
This post is an entry to the Trips 100/Family Adventure Company Blogger Challenge.