Traveling Questions Everyone Has When Planning To Get Away

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So you’ve started to think about taking a vacay have ya?

I know there are so many people who are like “oh yeah, just drop everything and buy a plane ticket”, “don’t worry about it man, just do it, you’ll figure it out”. Yeah as much fun as that would be, lets be a bit more reasonable.

I’m a college student so money isn’t some easily attainable thing for me at the moment. So how am I supposed to live my life traveling, yet keep enough money where I’m not completely broke out of my mind?

WELL LET ME TELL YOU

Some of the first things I think about before I travel are:

  • Where am I gonna go
  • How much is it gonna cost
  • Who am I bringing with me, if anyone
  • How am I going to obtain this money to go
  • When am I going to find time to go
  • Should I just wait and save up more
  • Where would I stay

Those are only a few thoughts racing through my head while planning a trip.

Now that its summer, most college kids have jobs. However, a lot of the time, they either aren’t full time, or they don’t have super strict bosses who need them every second of the day. See, so there’s a little leeway here.

In my case, my job is not at all hard to get away from. So taking time off work won’t be the big issue here for me. My biggest issues are cost, where I’m gonna stay, and how I’m going to find the money to go.

If you really do your research though, it’s honestly not too difficult to find a decently priced vacation spot that will give you just the right amount of adventure and relaxation you need.

You don’t need to go to some tropical island or insane overseas destination. At least if you don’t have the money. Trust me, if I had the money, I’d be on a flight to Paris right now.

I’m just looking for that adventure in my life. I’ve been around to so many different places where I’m from. Places I’ve discovered that I never knew were in my area and it gave me such a thrill thinking about how many destinations out there I’ve never been to or even heard of.

If I can find some hidden gems in the midwest, just think about how many beautiful places there are out in the world aside from the U.S.

I think the best idea would be to start out with a pencil and a piece of paper, write down any place you might be interested in going to, research hotels/homes you could possibly stay in, and go from there.

Ever heard of Groupon? If not, I’m about to change your life. Groupon is a coupon sharing app that you can download for free and they show you a thousand different coupons with categories from “things to do”, “food and beverages”, to “health and beauty”, and so much more. They even have getaways too!

It doesn’t hurt to try it out! Look up the getaways and see what crazy deals they might be offering. I also know Expedia.com has daily deals as well with resorts that are sometimes 50% off!

Traveling shouldn’t be a burden to try and figure out. It should be fun! Worrying about the money is frustrating, but like I said, grab a pencil and paper, write down where you want to go, how you can gain a little extra cash, and start researching!


I hope you found the article to be helpful! Let me know if you have any questions or comments down below! I love you all so much for taking the time to read my posts! I’ll be posting daily motivational quotes every day so come back for either a quote or another post if my mind gains a little inspiration to write more often 🙂 As always,

Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby

 

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Fooducate Yourselves

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Fooducate… May or may not be a word but whatever.

I am one of those people who love to try new things though. Whether its a different genre of music to listen to, a different book, a new hobby I’ve never done or a new restaurant/ meal to try.

This is when the word fooducate comes into action. I bet you know a few people who literally order the same thing at the same restaurant you and your friends always hit up… Maybe that person’s you? I don’t know, there are no judgements here, only friendly suggestions.

One friendly suggestion is to stop being so afraid to try something new. Now I know what a few of you are thinking. “I don’t want to waste my money on it if I don’t like it”, “I have a feeling I don’t think I’ll like it”, “It’s so much easier to just get the same thing every time”.

Quit it.

How are you supposed to know you don’t like something till you actually try it? You could try a new ice cream flavor and just fall completely and madly in love with it and end up saying it was the best $5 you ever spent.

YOU NEVER KNOW. I think that’s the rush I like behind it. The feeling of not knowing what’s going to happen or how it’ll make you feel. Taking risks is definitely a hobby of mine if you could call it that.

Every time I go somewhere new, or hit up some cool places, I always wonder what the greatest restaurants are in the area. I love local places that aren’t chain restaurants where they serve their own personal types of food that no other place has.

Not only is it fun to explore a new area but finding a super cute not well known restaurant actually gives me a bit of a rush as weird as that sounds.

For example, want to know what I had the other day? Of course you don’t, who would care but I’m gonna tell you anyways. LOBSTER GRILLED CHEESE. I can’t stop thinking about it because it was that good. Lobster in a grilled cheese sandwich… Holy yum am I right? I love creative people.

I also follow this Instagram page that shows you different types of super cool meals that are from different cities. They’ll tell you the restaurant it’s from too so if you’re in the area, you can stop by. The account is called @infatuation. I highly recommend you give them a follow if you love food like I do.

The picture I put at the top of this article I actually took myself and it’s from this cute little café in Minneapolis called Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar. They’re waffles are heavenly and so pretty too. I’d be hella broke if I lived anywhere close to it trust me.

So for all you food lovers everywhere, don’t be afraid to try the new restaurants in your area or take a little extra time to go somewhere else you haven’t been even if it’s a bit farther! Many of you will definitely thank me and be able to recommend new places to friends and family!

I mean, how many times have you heard people say, “Oh my gosh you guys have to go to Applebees, they have the best food ever”…. Like never cause almost every human in this world has been to Applebees at some point in their life.

Anyways, thanks so much for reading guys, I know the article wasn’t as long today but I’m going to start posting a little bit more than I have been lately I promise! I have not had too much time on my hands and even less motivation/ creativity to come up with new articles to write about.

I appreciate you all reading and sticking with me even though I slack off way too much for my own good! I’ll try to get more consistent and post every Monday/ Thursday of every week! If not, just know they’ll pop up at some point within a few days of each other don’t worry. Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of their night!

Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby

 

 

 

Travel More, Worry Less

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I’ve always been that person that wasn’t able to sit still in class or never wanted to just “chill” all the time. I wanted adventure. I wanted that feeling of freedom.

Don’t you ever want to just get out of the house to go for a walk or to just get some fresh air because that’s me constantly. It’s one of the reasons I am probably one of the most stress free people you’ll ever meet.

I’m human so obviously its not the antidote for stress reliever but it definitely does help a ton. Traveling and adventuring are such an important factor in my life that if something ever came up where I wasn’t able to do that anymore, I’d probably go crazy.

It also helps to have friends that will go with ya and share that experience. Trust me, sometimes I feel like I have to literally drag someone with me to get me out of my apartment.

I’m so annoying sometimes cause I just constantly want to be out doing something… You can sleep when you’re dead I always say. I love the quotes when they talk about how when you think of yourself at the end of your life, are you going to be proud of it? Are you going to know you lived it to the complete fullest?

For me, I don’t want to wast any days or minutes because in the end, time goes by so fast that I don’t want to end up with regrets. Now I’m not saying skip that nap because you didn’t get enough sleep the night before and you don’t want to waste a minute.. Chill. I just think its good to grasp every opportunity like it’s your last.

People always ask the question, if money weren’t an object, what would you do? And I think this question truly reflects who you are as a person and makes you think. It took me a while to come up with an answer but after those few minutes of thinking, I thought, wow am I really thinking this hard about this?

If money weren’t an object, I would use it to travel the world and see every inch of it. Not just the touristy destinations, not just the big cities, everywhere. I want to experience what God has created and meet the people that could change my life or the way I think about it.

Don’t you ever wonder what every inch of the world looks like? I am so curious to see the way people live their lives differently from mine. Whether it’s better or worse, I want to know.

There are so many things around us that we don’t appreciate or even notice because we are too busy being on our phones or worrying about where we are going to end up. It’s a huge time waster.

The more you’re thinking about what you want your life to be in the next 5 years, the less time you’re actually experiencing it.

Quit thinking and start doing. Take as many risks as you can. I saw this picture on twitter and I absolutely fell in love.

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Don’t wait. Plan out your next adventure now because time is going to pass anyways, you might as well make use of it.


Thanks so much for reading guys, I know this article wasn’t as long as my other ones but the content has a big place in my heart. I really appreciate the people who still come back daily and check to see what I have posted even if I have been my lazy self and didn’t post anything :/

Let me know down in the comments what you thought or if you have any questions for me, I’d be all ears! Come back for daily motivational quotes and occasional articles written by yours truly 🙂 As always,

Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby

 

 

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This Life Is What You Make It

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“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

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Live Life Fully While You’re Here

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“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” – Anthony Robbins