I love looking at old travel photos. These are 2 of my favorites...my parents Amy and Macky Lopez, boarding a Philippine Airlines flight for their honeymoon in 1969. My grandparents gave them a 6 month trip and they departed from Manila and journeyed to Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Their first stop was San Francisco. I love that they dressed up to travel and that their shoes, with the Mod 60's buckles, were matching. They were young, talented with bright futures ahead. Of course life has it's twists, turns and dramas (they had their challenges) but at that moment when they were about to fly off and start their life together, what I see in the photos is the titillation and optimism of a new couple embarking on a great adventure and the jittery excitement of ineffable wanderlust.
Every time I see these photos, I want to hug my Dad, who passed away 8 years ago and book a flight to a place that I have never been to. On my travel bucket list...Berlin.