Haha, I was having a chat with a Japanese colleague recently and of course we started chatting about what we will be doing for the break. Since, I have not been at this school a very long time she did not know that I spend a good chunk of my resources going to visit places I have always wanted to see and all that jazz. She expressed how much she wished she could travel to the far away lands where I take myself. She has her child and I have mine. Travelling is my baby – my serious hobby.

It is an awesome blessing to be able to plan, budget and go off for weeks at a time and broaden my horizons. I do not take this for granted and remain thankful…

Have I always dreamed of travelling far and wide? Not intentionally…

I used to get lost in different romance novels I read as a teenager and there was a game I played in high school that had me learning the names of countries and cities starting with different letters of the alphabet. I had nary a clue then, that I would have been fortunate to take my sojourn in over 25 countries on 5 continents so far…no idea

How do I afford to travel?

Well, I budget and make allowances for this habit of mine. I balance trips nearby in Asia with those farther a field and since I have a month off for summer and 2.5 weeks in winter, I can spend time visiting a few places in a few countries over a month or so. Basically, I am blessed to have a job and have had jobs that pay well enough for me to meet all my needs, wants, give to others, save a bit and put aside money for travelling. I am also disciplined about feeding my habit as well and I balance saving over doing an uber expensive trip when that is needed.

As a single lady of 30 something years it is great to be able to get up and go. I ain’t waiting around and pining away until the one comes, to go, see and do marvelous things in our great big world, nope not me. I’mma going…

Life is for living and travelling just does something for me, ironically I don’t like flying but fears are there to be conquered eh…

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