Still basking in the afterglow of my recent trip to France, it reminds me of how I used to travel when I was younger. Rushing from place to place, trying to see and do everything I could possibly squeeze into whatever time I had…
So, you’ve just booked your fantastic holiday or family vacation – now what? Getting ready to leave is much more complicated than just packing.
There are so many arrangements that need to be made before leaving home. It doesn’t matter if it is for a few days or a few weeks, there are some things you need to remember to do.
Traveling the world on my own gives me such a sense of joy and freedom. It is a fantastic way to meet wonderful people, while having new experiences. At the same time, I have learned that it is very important to know how to be safe so I can continue on my wonderful adventures. Here are a few travel safety tips that I have learned along the way.
I have long been an advocate of packing light. It has saved me more headaches than I can count. There have been times when I decided it was necessary to take a little more ‘just in case’ and I always regretted it.
For me, the journey begins long before I depart. I love the planning, preparing, and packing before I go. What I have discovered is, the more organized I am, the more I can relax and enjoy the trip.
There aren’t many trip options that are so well suited to solo travelers as cruising. Where else can you go that you have the perfect balance of social interaction and as much quiet personal time as you desire?
Sometimes you need a break but don’t have the time or budget for a big trip. Short little getaways can be the perfect solution.
For me, the combination of sun and sand can really set me right in a short amount of time. It makes me feel like I’ve stepped into a tropical paradise even though I may only be a couple of hours from home.
I’m learning each day to look forward to what is coming as I stand where I am today. Being present in my life right here and now has created an appreciation for all that I have and an eagerness for what is yet to come. Every change I make takes me to that new and exciting place.
When I downsized before moving to Florida, I put my most cherished possessions into one small 5 x 10 storage unit and left my car with my daughter. At the time, I was a bit concerned that I might be getting rid of too many things, but I didn’t want to store anything that wasn’t useful or meaningful to me.