Author: billyfreeze

How to Decide Where You Want to Go When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing

I won’t lie. Many of my trips are planned around some crazy internet deal that I find on a flight or package to a place I haven’t been or a city that I can use as a hub to explore someplace exciting. Some of my trips have even been planned because I knew that travel would be cheaper and less crowded after a publicized national crisis in the country I was visiting. For example, in Iceland a few years ago, a large volcano sent ashes into the air that paralyzed European travel for a few weeks. When the ash settled, so to speak, Iceland was not getting tourists. It had a little bit of an image problem. Iceland’s economy responded by offering great airfare deals with a free stopover in Reykjavik on it’s European destinations. A country that had been prohibitively expensive suddenly got a little more accessible. This time of year was cold, but perfect for viewing the Aurora Borealis or as it’s more commonly known, the Northern lights. When Greece had it’s economic issues, the media made the country appear to be falling apart. The reality was that traveling was cheaper, less crowded and the Greeks were very happy to have some visitors for a change. I unintentionally ended up in Paris a week after the terrorist attacks. It was a tragic event, but the city was...

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I’m the Traveling Wizard and I want to teach you how to travel the world!

Did you know that only 3% of Americans travel internationally each year? Why do you think that is? The world is a fun exciting place full of amazing adventures.. HOWEVER… Some think that it’s dangerous to travel. They think that they’re going to get robbed or terrorists are going to blow up their hotel. Some think that travel is only for those with lots of money. Some are even afraid they won’t be able to communicate because they don’t speak the language.. And for those of you who are the 3% that get out of the country, many of you stay in one place or book a package trip where your every move is planned by someone else…. How would you feel about just taking off? Think of a place that you want to go, and then go there… How do you think that would feel?! I know that feeling well because I do it regularly and I want to show you how you can do the same thing. I’m not saying everything always works out perfect, but I can tell you that you’ll have amazing stories to tell your friends and you’ll learn all about this wonderful world we live in.....

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