get outta here!

04Dec13

Too many of us with a chronic disease end up sitting around at home–whether from chronic fatigue, chronic pain, too much inward focus on *us* and our disease, and/or lack of funds (because of having to pay for treatment).

And yet travel is one of the best gifts/investments you can ever make. To quote Mark Twain, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Sometimes even getting out for a day or two can change your attitude and change the way you feel.

If your issue is cost, let me point you in the direction of two of my favorite travel bloggers. No, they don’t try to sell you on any cheapo travel packages. Rather, they talk not only about strategies on getting the most for your travel dollar, but also reframing your life *while* you travel so that you enjoy your time more while you’re there.

One, who blogs primarily about travel and travel strategy, is Nomadic Matt. Great ideas here for everyone–for the old, the young, singles, families… and all over the world.

The other guy I really love to read–and have even chatted with in person–is Chris Guillebeau. He has literally traveled the entire world and blogs about how you and I can, too, but he talks about his life lessons learned from seeing developed countries, those that are less developed, and those that are in turmoil. Great reads on his site all around, even if you don’t intend to travel.

Both of these bloggers generously share their strategies to see more of the world. Because, after all, the more we learn about each other, the more we understand each other, and that just makes the world go ’round that much more easily.

And maybe we all could learn to employ a few of those same strategies while at home, and mindlessly adding more busy-ness to our lives, just for the sake of being busy…

Anyway–let’s get out! Let’s do it!

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2 Responses to “get outta here!”

  1. Christmas is a beautiful time to travel. It’s a fantastic time to see things from our car and not have to go inside too much. God’s blessings be upon you all!


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