Every summer I find myself embarking on various trips, checking off item after item on my bucket list. Pushing confirm when booking a flight gives me such an adrenaline rush. There are few things greater than booking my next adventure, except perhaps the actual adventures themselves. I also really enjoy the whole process of booking travel, I spend all of my class time building itineraries, creating to-do lists of the things to see and eat, and finding the perfect prices and dates through a very lengthy process. I make sure to never miss a good deal. I honestly should just give up blogging and become a travel agent. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my travel agent rates 😉
I quickly wanted to follow up with something. Remember a couple months ago I shared that I might be going to university abroad for the summer? Well, I decided that $6,000 for 3 credits was not going to be worth it. One of my goals during my four years of studies was to study abroad, just as many other students, but what I had to decide for myself was if that was the right allocation of time and money. For me, the answer was no.
This “no” however really bent me out of shape because not only was I giving up one of my dreams to study abroad, but I would also be giving up the opportunity to travel. Here is the thing. I am young, I don’t have a serious job keeping me from taking only 2 days off at time, I am not married or have kids to tend to at home, I am in my last couple of years before life really gets serious, and I work hard to play hard (i.e I make good money and I save it for things like travel). To me, not traveling at this point and time in my life seems selfish to myself. The day will come when I can’t just book a ticket last minute, take weeks off, and travel about at my leisure, so seizing these chances are of utmost importance to me-if I didn’t I would regret it my whole life. So, what did I do about this “no”? I booked a trip of course. I leave next month!
I will be traveling to London, Dublin, and NYC with one of my very best friends, Dria. I have vivid memories of us making plans to see the world together from the age of 10. Her and I explored Paris last summer together and I cannot be more excited for this next adventure. We will be leaving at the end of next month and continuing our trip into July and WE NEED RECOMMENDATIONS.
Send me your favorite and most instagram worthy (duh) restaurants, hotels, things to see/do, transportation, and any other recs you have! Did I mention I’m flying to London for $290??
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