Today is the day! It is finally time for me to share my London travel vlog. Half of me is excited while the other half of me feels it necessary to issue a disclaimer along with it. You see, this vlog didn’t end up quite like my husband and I envisioned and it came very close to not being completed at all.
As someone who is new to travel vlogging, it didn’t cross my mind prior to this last trip abroad that perhaps winter is not the best time to try to get gorgeous footage of a European city, particularly of London. It rained close to the entire time we were in England which, from a sightseeing standpoint, wasn’t that big of a deal to us. After all, we both grew up in cities that get their fair share of rain. It became more of an issue when we were unable get the amount of footage we wanted and needed to create the account of our trip that we hoped to. As it turns out, you can’t pull out a camera in the middle of a windy downpour without ruining said camera. Lesson learned.
I am ultimately choosing to still share this London travel vlog because there are some truly memorable moments mixed in with the dark, wet and windy ones (Chelsea FC game, I’m looking at you!). The final product isn’t perfect, but the trip itself wasn’t perfect either and this feels like a pretty accurate representation of that experience. Like anything in life, you get a bit of the bad mixed in with the good and in this situation, the bad happened to involve getting soaked to the bone while having multiple umbrellas carried away by the wind. What can I say? Sometimes life isn’t as picture-perfect as you envisioned it being but it doesn’t make it any less unforgettable.