Coming Home

Sometimes leaving an awesome place can be very hard. We could want to stay there forever however, now we cannot figure out how to stay there. Plus depending on the place, they have visa requirements for extended periods of stay. While some people can stay long periods of time, others may not be able to. Then we all g through the feeling of the need to have something else booked. Its common and I wish I had other advice than to scratch the booking itch by booking another trip. Honestly coming home, for me, has made me appreciate each trip a little bit more. It also allows me to reflect on the trip and it helps me to realize all the things that I want to improve on for the next trip. I still have a lot of traveling to do in my life time. For me, home feels warm and where you can reconnect with friends and family. But in the in between moments I will plan, prepare binge watch TV and let my wallet recuperate.

i wish i could live far away from a big city
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Travel Tip: Allow your wallet to breathe sometimes, it will thank you.

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Not Traveling During School Regrets

One of the many things that several people have said to me recently is that they regret not traveling while in college. Many people have their reasons such as money and having to make sure that they complete their educational requirements so that they would graduate on time. Also, money for study abroad programs is not always easy to find outside of your institutions and it makes it harder to do when you don’t win the money. I want to encourage anyone who is in college who maybe want to study abroad to go as far as you can to see if it can be done.

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                I remember when I was in college. I wanted to go on a trip to Ireland. I would have fulfilled my course requirements prior to graduation so the course with the trip would just be extra. The school offered a payment plan, however the dates that they wanted I would have not been able to have the amount of money when they needed. I really wanted to go on this trip, so I went to the financial aid office to see if they could do a customized payment plan that would spread out through the next semester. Unfortunately, they could not. One of the professors who was going to be chaperoning the trip admired the lengths I went through to see if I could make it happen. That’s what I want to encourage anyone reading this to do go the extra mile and I promise you will not have to wonder what if especially if you do everything you can.

Travel Tip: Keeping pushing to your travel goals as best as you possibly can.

Traveling With Friends

Many of my friends recently have expressed interest in traveling together. Honestly, I have seen many post and pictures of people taking group trips and they seem to be enjoying themselves. However, in the same group there was another post about if friendships had broken up over group trips. There were many people saying that many trips have broken up so many friendships. The reasons all ranged from their friends becoming a different person to their friends being controlling.

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Personally, I have not traveled with any of my friends. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. However, I would hope that our friendship could withstand a trouble. However, when you read post about many friendships breaking up, all you can do is hope that your friendship is one that lasts the test of time. Honestly, I think it could be fun to travel with friends, but like with everything in life, there is negatives to it as well. Who knows maybe sometime soon we will be able to take a trip together.

Travel Question: Would you travel with your friends?

Spiritual Travel

This week I want to talk about spiritual travel. I have not seen many post on this topic outside of retreats and I think that it would be something different to talk about. When I say spiritual travel, I mean having a certain feeling that you should go somewhere not necessarily that place being on your list of places to go, rather feeling like you should go there. Like your intuition is telling you to go there. I have been feeling that way recently specifically about two places. One would be an international trip and the other is a domestic trip. I wish it was easy to just get up and go. However, when you have a job, and bills it takes a bit more planning, which I honestly enjoy because you have something to look forward to. Sometimes when you feel something in your gut, you just must take a leap of faith and just do what you feel, even when it doesn’t make sense. Sometimes we don’t understand the full reasons of why we do things, however it always makes sense in the long run.

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Travel Tip: Go where you feel is best

Travel question: Where have you been feeling you should go? Please comment below

I feel I should travel to Belize and New Orleans.

A Year to Travel

I have been seeing a lot in the news lately about people taking a year off to travel. Personally, I think it’s pretty good that many people are doing it. I have read many stories about people who have saved and just decided to travel for a year. I can honestly say that this is on my bucket list of things to do. Even if its just a few months to be able to travel with no responsibilities. Just wake up whenever you want and just roam the beach all year. I think would want to do it after my student loans are payed off just, so I have nothing to worry about. I know that I would have to save a lot. I know many people say use travel rewards credit cards, which are good tools, however I want to keep my debt down to a minimum.

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                I think in my year I would format my year like eat pray love where I stay in three places for four months. Learning to eat like a local, learning the importance of prayer and how to love. For the first four months I would want to be somewhere tropical where I could learn from the locals and enjoy the beach sun rises. When I was in Belize someone told me that each sunrise is different and after watching. Then for the next four months I want to be somewhere in eastern Africa. For my last four months i think i want to be in south America. Why these places you may think, I’m honestly not sure. Its something in me that wants to go to these places. If I smile, I am happy.

Question for the week: Where would you travel to for the year?

Feel free to respond below!

Figuring Out Where to Travel To

One of the best parts of traveling is figuring out where you want to go. Sometimes this can be overwhelming because the world has so many great places to explore. Personally, I have decided to travel based off of price. As you may have noticed from a lot of my past blog entries I like to be very transparent. Last year when I was planning my last spring break while in school, I started looking at the price and the price only when trying to decide on the destination to go. I did not check to see if it was the rainy season or even if it was safe for solo female travelers. I honestly just booked the ticket and went to Cuba. Now other people have a bucket list, which I do have to an extent, but I am very flexible about where I go. Honestly, I had no intention ever to go to Belize, however now I am trying to figure out away to go back. My advice to anyone trying to figure out where to go is just do your own research and  go where you feel is right. You do not have to do the list of the “20 best places to go” or whatever those list are. Go to where you feel have always wanted to go or want to explore. It does not have to be out the country. It could honestly be the next state over. I am trying to plan a quick beach trip.

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Travel Tip: Go wherever you want

Memories of Traveling:

I am in the process of unpacking all of my things into my new place. Recently as I began to unpack, came across some of the things I have collected from my travels. That made me really pause and think about what each destination means to me. Each place that I have been has truly helped me grow as a woman. Even the domestic places that I have been too has truly helped me grow into the person I am today. Overall, the places I have been have taught me that my ambitious side has never died. I thought that art of me had gone away along time ago.  What have I noticed from all the things that I have collected is that I absolutely love post cards and art work. Also, these memories make me want to get up and go. Even if it’s just for a brief trip over night. I get that feeling that I am ready to try somewhere else for a change. Like many people I am trying to learn how to manage working and trying to travel. But going through this memory help me keep hope.

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Travel Question: What are your favorite memories about traveling?