“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Saint Augustine of Hippo
As part of my New Years resolution I promise to devote more of my time this year to traveling. This Christmas I purchased a Scratch Map for my boyfriend and I to document the places in the world we have already seen together and to identify new lands we have yet to discover. In total we have visited 4 countries throughout the span of our relationship. As our three-year anniversary approaches in a few days we have already begun to research where we would like to go next. When we think of traveling we always look to visit places where we can learn not only about other people and their cultures but learn about ourselves. Like the quote above expresses the world is but a book. If we limit ourselves to a life confined to the place where we were born we will only read one page of that book. This year I aspire to uncover the next few pages of this world. I will visit three new countries in 2013.
Now i know what some will say, traveling costs money. While the majority of us don’t make an unlimited amount of money every year we can usually identify alternative ways to accomplish almost any goal we set for ourselves. If I make it a point to travel a certain amount of times in a given year I prioritize my responsibilities and plan my trips in a reasonable fashion. There are ways to reduce travel costs by merely doing your homework. Plan ahead and plan realistically. If you can determine what it is you want to get out of a particular travel experience you can structure all travel arrangements to suit your desired preferences. Set aside $35 a week for a year and save $1820 towards your next trip. If you can do this for one year you will see that it doesn’t take a lot of money to take you where you wanna go. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Anonymous
There is no amount of money that can compare to the priceless experiences you gain through your travels . The more you travel the more you will become aware of the world around you. Of the wonders this world has to offer and how each opportunity to see new lands allows you to discover a little more about yourself. Travel has a way of demonstrating to you how you are a small but very important part of the puzzle. You never know, your next destination might create an opportunity for a great adventure.
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