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Today was the last day of school before our March break (or Spring break as some call it). I’ve been listening to everyone’s travel plans and feeling a bit jealous. I would so love to be going somewhere exotic!

I haven’t done a lot of traveling in my life... I did one major trip when I was a teenager though. I went to Kathmandu, Nepal on a Teen Missions Int‘l work-missions trip. We went and built a road and such at an orphanage there. I was there for 6 weeks and it was amazing. I can’t even begin to describe all the incredible things I saw while I was there. That trip started with 2 weeks in the wilds of Florida for our training. We took a bus from Florida to New York City. From there we had a day layover in Paris, France where we got to take a bus tour of the city and we saw the L‘Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower at sunrise. From there we flew to Karachi, Pakistan where we spent a bizarre night in a weird hotel and got frisked at the airport and the airport guards stole all our batteries, film, toothpaste and deodorant. After our 6 weeks in Kathmandu we spent a week in Bern, Switzerland. We took a train from Switzerland, through Germany, to Amsterdam where we spent a glorious 12 hours exploring that amazing city.  

By the end of that summer I had been thoroughly bitten by the travel bug. I will never forget seeing the Himalayas, the Swiss Alps, and the Canadian Rockies all in one summer. Incredible.

Sadly I really haven’t been anywhere since. I have traveled some in my beautiful homeland Canada. And I love it. But I still would love to see so much more of our incredible world.

I do realize that traveling isn’t always as romantic as it sounds... nightmares with travel insurance, lost luggage, trying to keep kids occupied for hours on the plane, and of course the sheer cost of it all. But still, I would dearly love to be somewhere exotic right now... Tahiti sounds nice. I have had enough of our dismal gray weather and dirty snow crusted ground. Icky.

Actually, if any of you are planning on traveling anytime soon my friends who actually get to travel have some great advice:

1. Top 10 reasons to buy travel Insurance (www DOT
2.10 Helpful Hints for traveling with kids (www DOT

So what are you all doing with your spring break? Anyone have any glorious travel plans? Share so I can live vicariously through you :) .

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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 12, 2010
    • I hear you about travel envy.  I’d love to go anywhere warm this month.  I’d love to go anywhere!  Three years ago I took my daughter on a four day trip to Chicago and that’s as I’ve been in a long time.  

      It tends to depress me when I read my friends’ status on facebook that they just got back from a cruise, or vegas or cancun. frown

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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • I love hearing about others adventures....

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      Timbuktu wrote May 14, 2010
    • It is an incredible world. I have managed to see only 37 of its countries so far but hope to notch up many more. It’s an old saying ‘travel broadens the mind’ but it does. It makes us see beyond our own lives and that we are not the centre of the universe. My last trip was to Thailand where we got a teeny bit mixed up with the Red Shirts protest. It was peaceful then but sadly has become violent resulting in several deaths.

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