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Last night, I ordered two travel guides from Amazon. One book is about traveling to Australia and the other is about New Zealand.
For at least fifteen years, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen:
When my youngest kid leaves for college I’m going on a six week trip to Australia and New Zealand.
Why six weeks?
Well, they are both so damn far away, I might as well make it worthwhile if I go.
Three weeks in each country won’t be nearly enough time, but it’s probably the best I can hope for.
Australia and New Zealand are places I’ve wanted to see firsthand for a long, long, time – since I was in fourth grade, actually.
My youngest kid is beginning his senior year in high school, and I haven’t put one minute of thought into actually planning the trip.
Well, I have done one thing – I’ve saved money (for years) for “my Australia trip.”
Now, whether or not I’ve saved enough remains to be seen. (Probably, once I look into pricing, I will discover I haven’t.)
I’ve also now ordered two travel guides to begin perusing.
Lots of people love traveling, but why?
To experience a new culture?
To try new foods?
To meet new people?
To see beautiful sights?
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Planning a trip can be a lot of fun in itself.
As I did a little preliminary scanning of travel websites, I noticed how many of them focus on specific interests.
The Foodies Guide to New Zealand vs. The Museums Lover Guide to New Zealand vs. The Nature Lover’s Guide to New Zealand.
It’s a little overwhelming to know where to even begin when planning a long trip.
Where would you go if you could go somewhere far away?
What would you mainly want to DO? (For example, sit on a beach, go shopping, hike, eat, drink, be merry ….)