Once a year, I plan a trip to a new place that I have never been before. I started doing this when I turned 24, and it’s a tradition that I hope to continue for the rest of my life. Last year, I decided to travel to a small country in the caribbean. It was a beautiful place, and I really enjoyed my time there. The only issue that I had was with the fact that my hotel didn’t have an air conditioner! I wasn’t at all expecting to have to spend two weeks without a cooling system, especially somewhere tropical! At first, I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to get to sleep during the evenings because I was used to running my A/C at full blast back at home. However, after a few days, I adjusted to the difference and I was fine with the situation. I learned that cooling systems weren’t common in the area I was staying in because it was a pretty remote area. After the trip was over, I was sad to be returning home, but I was also excited to be getting back to the comfort of my house. When I made it home, I got the cooling system running quickly and crashed on the couch out of pure exhaustion. Next year, I think I’m going to plan a trip to somewhere a little colder, but I was so happy to have put myself outside of my comfort zone for a little while. Still, I know that I need an A/C most of the time.