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Let’s Get Moving…There’s A Big Bad World Out There to See!

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All aboard! If you haven’t had the opportunity to get out there and see what the world has to offer by means of travel, we have some news for you! “You are now free to move about the Country!” (Thank you Southwest Airlines…we borrowed that one.)

Travel awakens the mind in so many ways. Exposing yourself to new cultures and new adventures by way of travel is the most therapeutic thing I have found in my life. I love nothing more than to share all the travel tips and tricks I pick up along the way with my inner circle, and now that inner circle includes you!

Travel has become part of who I am and what makes me tick. Traveling to a destination outside of your familiar surroundings can inspire new thoughts, new ideas, create new opportunities, and change the playing field by opening up doors you never knew were there. In fact, LifeSushi was inspired by some the travel adventures I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of in my 33 short years of life.

Now, I know that traveling to exotic locations can be a little bit challenging financially, but the main goal and focus is to show you that it is possible to Jet Set on A Shoestring Budget…I am living proof that it can be done and I’m here to show you how!

First things first….let’s establish some ground rules to consider before setting sail!

Never spend your rent money on a weekend trip. The temporary “high” you’ll get from the weekend getaway will soon fade on the plane ride home when you realize that you can’t afford to live. Now we are going to show how to make your travel dreams come true in this weekly series, but make sure you don’t over extend yourself when you set sail. Take if from me from personal experiences of my early twenties…its not fun to come home only to cry a week later because you cant afford to leave the house.

Travel with a friend(s) with similar travel preferences and personalities to avoid conflict. I always say I have friends I WILL travel with and friends I WILL NOT travel with. I know you must be asking yourself why are they your friends if you will not travel with those particular people? Great question! Traveling is a passion of mine and it’s a time to relax and recharge as well. If you are going to be on the go exploring you want to make sure you are with friends who have similar travel interests and the same level of energy to keep up with you along the way. If one of you wants to “Veg out” the whole time and you have plans to never sit down, it might not be the best person to travel with. You don’t want to end up like a bad episode of the Amazing Race, which can result in a broken friendship, money wasted, and an overall bad trip.

Research your destination but don’t over plan! Its great to do a little research before you head out to your destination of choice, but don’t over plan every second of every day. You will take the fun out of being spontaneous and going wherever the wind blows you. I can’t tell you how many random acts and exciting adventures I’ve been on from sheer lack of planning! Save the plans for your 9 to 5 …this is your time to explore, be spontaneous and let your hair down!

Make Friends and Keep the One’s Worth Keeping!! One of my most treasured things about travel are the people I meet and the great friendships I’ve formed along the way! I’ve kept in contact with some of the most amazing people I’ve met through my travels. Some of which have become lifelong friends and business contacts. It’s amazing how small the world gets when you begin to really count the degrees of separation between people and cities all over the globe. Not only does this keep your sense of the world open for exploration, but it also gives you a travel network around the globe to gain help in lodging, transportation, etc. We’ll come back to this as building your  “network” in travel in much like building your network for business purposes.

So, cheers to new adventures, new friends, and living life to fullest! Exploring this big world should be a privilege for all to enjoy!

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” –Lin Yutang


Bon Voyage!
Catherine

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