The Travel Bug

The world is an extraordinary place. One day you could be spearfishing in the warm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas, then trekking through the snowy Himalayas the next. Near limitless fun is to be had on this lovely planet. The problem most will face when making these types of grandiose plans is, of course, money. But there is also time away from work to be considered. It’s become so hard to get out and see the world nowadays. For some, the fear of missing something important at the office or being late a day or two on an upcoming bill can freeze travel plans at the drop of the hat. We’ve all seen it.

The Devil’s Advocate would also say making travel plans and arrangements are just a plain old hassle. Many people will spend weeks sourcing quotes on their arrangements, utilizing the dozen or so major travel sites to compare prices on hotels, flights, and rental cars. Luckily for those nitpicking bookers, there are Groupon coupons for that can help shed a few bucks off the trip. Maybe you can use the savings to buy an overpriced neck pillow at that one airport store or risk it all at a slot machine as you step off your flight to Vegas. Either way, it didn’t go to some major airline that charged you a $45 “booking fee”. What the heck is that fee anyway?

Once you reach your final destination, all of that hassle melts away like it never even happened. It’s always worth it in the end. That feeling of being in an unfamiliar, far away land and not in a cold office desk is legitimately priceless. You are essentially paying for that feeling. It’s the feeling that drives some people to want to book a trip to an extreme place like Antarctica. Regardless of where you want to go, there is no underestimating the power of  the travel bug. Your best choice is to give in completely to its awesome power and enjoy the ride it’s about to take you on.

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