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Travel Thursday

Hey guys!  This week’s travel montage is eccentric.  Obviously my mood was swayed to escape, so I found a lot of great stories of those that have escaped.  While I am still staying in my cubicle I always find it inspirational to read about those that have left it behind.

So enjoy my montage of crazy articles that inspired me in some way.

First up, a man who worked for THE Ralph Lauren left that really cool job to follow his dreams, I must admit I am jealous.

Man Leaves Job

The next article I want to share I found very interesting. I think travel addiction is real. There are days at WORK where I google different things all related to travel and sometimes I do that too much and I get behind. I dream about travel, I will buy books where the setting is obscure and I want to read about it. I google volunteer abroad, Asia, Europe, Best Beaches, How to quit my job and travel daily. I am an extreme travel addict, that much is true, but depression after a trip I am not quite there yet, but I get it. So yes I think travel addiction is real, and like any addiction it can be bad for you.

In fact one of the quotes spoke out to me in a big way

“Travel addicts feel an intense urge to travel. There are definitely times when taking a trip can be harmful in more ways than one (think terrorism, environmental effects, monetary restraints), but we still hop on a plane, mostly because we are in denial of the negative effects travel might have on our lives.”

I have said NUMEROUS times, I would take a trip to Nigeria, Congo… etc if it was offered up for free, yes even with the Ebola crisis, I would go. Had I became a medical doctor like I planned, I would already be gone. Every person that loves me says I am insane, but they know that to be true.

Travel Addiction

Lately I am obsessed with all things Sri Lanka, so I am very aware of the recent “travel warning” the US issued to it’s citizens. I found it interesting that Sri Lanka fought back, here is another interesting article.  Was the warning false?  Eh only our government knows that for sure.

and yes, I still want to go to Sri Lanka. Bad.

Sri Lanka slams “false” US travel warning

September is one of my favorite months to travel, it is typically considered the shoulder season, the weather is favorable and typically you find some pretty awesome deals, and less crowds.  This guy agrees with me and I figure I need to share I am not alone in my crazy little world

September Travel

 

Mcdonald’s now on a plane?  While I am not a fan of McDonald’s I would be a fan of grabbing some fries here.

McPlane

I love travel related things (as I stated above I am addicted!) I have travel themed glasses, a box of travel magazines… I just learned about vintage travel posters, and I have been on the look out.  I loved this article, because recently a coworker told me I should take over the wall my cubicle is conveniently located and start putting up signs… believe me I am considering it 🙂

Vintage Travel Posters

Well that is all peeps!  Let me know if you have read anything about travel lately! I am always on the look out

Until Next Time,

XOXO

TCE

Travel Thursday

There are a few things I am addicted to

1. Sweetarts

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2. Sea Turtles

Photo Credit: National Georgraphic
Photo Credit: National Georgraphic

3. Traveling

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So when I was trying to come up with ideas on what I can write about when i am not traveling it dawned on me that I should share my favorite travel related articles with you 🙂

Everyday I am looking for trip ideas, things I want to do, ways to make “extra” money to do what I want…. just anything travel related or to fund my travel obsession.

So today I figured I would share some of my favorite recent articles I stumbled across while surfing the internet for travel related articles

You might be a Travel addict if…

21 Signs You Are a Travel Addict by Katie Sorene

I read this article and found myself nodding away with each reason, I may not have a ton of passport stamps, but I know where she is coming from. I completely related to #s 1,4,6,7,10,11,12… You get my point

Before I turn 40….

40 Before 40

I am a list maker, lately I have had an obsession with 40 things to do before I turn 40 list… I am working on this list and I hope to debut my list soon, but I have been obsessed with what other people have said on theirs… this list was a fascinating one and needless to say forced me to add a few things onto my bucket list 🙂

Where I Should Have Gone…

52 places to Go in 2014

I read this when it came out earlier this year, but I stumbled across it when I was googling eco-travel in Ecuador. Also I am amazed to see Ethiopia on a must do list. Mostly because I remember seeing pictures of starving children when I was a child. While this country has a long way to go, it is nice to see Ethiopia on a list, plus African beaches are just beautiful…

If you want a last minute summer travel deal…

6 Places to Find End of Summer Travel Deals

In my office there are two reasons people come to me, they want advice on Disney or they want to know how to find last minute travel deals, we get a lot of PTO at my job and I am constantly amazed at how many people in my office have 25 or MORE days they have to use up in the last quarter of the year. Seriously my PTO is spoken for before the year even starts…

Slash those costs never pay full price…

Slash those costs

I am a huge budget traveler, I love finding cheaper travel options. I make very few dollars, so I need to stretch those dollars as far as I can. Most of these tips I knew, but I still think it is great to be refreshed… for example when I was looking to book my air to NYC… I checked all three airports. LGA was the cheapest, people often look just at JFK. Which is often the most expensive… just something to think about 🙂 Plus there is a reason why I say my favorite months to travel are Jan-March & Sept-Oct (also sorry I talk in airport code 🙂 )

Fundraising Volunteer Trips Abroad…

10 Ways to Fundraise

I am a huge advocate for volunteering abroad, it is way to get a glimpse into a culture that you don’t always see on the tourist trail. I won’t debate the “paying to volunteer” argument, because truly I see both sides, and I will say make sure you know where EVERY dollar you spend is going before you enter that credit card number… but some trips require $$$ and that may not be money you have. I am really hoping to volunteer with sea turtles soon, so I am always looking for ways to raise money. This article had some fantastic ideas.

This article gave me a great idea about hosting a Sri Lanka Dinner party, to raise money for a trip abroad to Sri Lanka. I just have to talk that over with “M” first. Sri Lanka has been on the very short list for quite some time, along with China and Peru. I also long to volunteer with sea turtles in Sri Lanka.

As this is typically the boring part of my year, this is when I spend more time reading, netflixing and just being plain bored so I can save for the following year’s trips. I am hoping to share more traveling tips with you in the coming weeks.  I will continue to share my favorite travel related articles with you, so if there is something you are interested in feel free to comment or email me!

Until Next Time,

XOXO