Souvenir shopping can be such a pain in the ass. You’re just trying to enjoy what you see, and then you get that feeling of “Shit, Aunt Sally brought me engraved salad tongs from Alaska 2 years ago, so I should bring her back something.” And then in the midst of trying to sit back and enjoy your vacation, you end up picking up an overpriced snow globe keychain from the nearest gas station, but you quickly regret it because what the heck is Sally going to do with a snow globe keychain. Continue reading
If you really want to get to know someone, go on a trip with them. I don’t know what it is about travelling, it just does something to you, and the way you act. It brings out your best and your worst. Our true colours are revealed when you travel. Must be something in that foreign air. Continue reading
Travelling is all fun and games until somebody gets “Taken”. You know the movie, this teenage girl (who looks a lot older than her movie age), lies to her strict dad about going to Paris with her friend. Then she gets to the airport and there’s this seemingly nice, cute French boy who offers to share a taxi with them to their home in France. Anyways long story short, the girl gets “Taken”, along with her friend and the two end up in some sketchy town that’s not Paris, and they basically get turned into a prostitute. Her friend ends up dying from a drug overdose, and the main girl— well, I don’t want to spoil it for you. But it’s messy, sad, and just not what someone should have to go through while travelling. Continue reading
Road trips are all fun and games, until you wake up with partial whiplash from napping by leaning your head against the hard window, an entire tin of Pringles spills in between the seats, and your car says “Excuse me, I’ve been driving for 9 hours straight—give me a break (literally, like the break pedal, get it)”—and you highly consider hitchhiking home.
You’re suspended 40,000 ft. up in the clouds, for 15 hours with nothing but a snoring lady beside you and an emergency pamphlet in the pouch in front of you. Your knees are being squished by the child in front of you who thinks it’s okay to recline all the way and continuously punch the back of their seat while they play on their Nintendo DS. A baby cries at the front of the plane, but it sounds like it’s right in your lap. Things can get very distracting, to a point where the thought of your plane crashing becomes the least of your worries. Continue reading
Travel is the only thing you can buy that truly makes you richer.
But wait, if travelling made you richer, I wouldn’t be here right now writing this blog. I would be off somewhere, hiking up a mountain or lying on a beach. So, unfortunately, it absolutely does not make you richer. In fact, it makes you the complete opposite. As you probably know, an average week long vacation costs around $2000 to $3000 per person. This gets you a decent flight, decent meals, decent hotels and a decent amount of leisurely activities. Of course, there are also those who pay outside out the average vacay price range. Continue reading