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Before an overseas trip, do you get excited?

It's 12 days until I go overseas and I would have to say that my excitement would be about 1/10. Until I hear those engines spin up on the runway (not even when taxiing) it just doesn't have any impact on me.

What about you?
Permalink Tristin 
November 9th, 2017 11:50pm
As it happens I was thinking about this very subject today while I was out hunting moles in the yard, since I have a trip coming up.

A weekend trip pretty much always I'll pack the morning I leave or the night before. But I'll think about things I need a few days before that.

A longer trip, like six weeks, I'll go out a day before and take the whole day off to get stuff I need. Then pack the night before.

I never make reservations, I don't believe in them. Nor do I get traveler's cheques, or foreign currency in advance.

I will get a guide book though sometimes.

So I get a bit excited or anxious the day before when I panic a little about not having packed or thought about anything.

My method of traveling is when I get there, I just do whatever.
Permalink Reality Check 
November 10th, 2017 12:02am
This method results in lots of good stories and I'd say is similar to the Jennifer Appel school of travel.

People can't believe the stories I have about traveling and say nothing like that ever happens to them in their scripted group tours. Well yeah.
Permalink Reality Check 
November 10th, 2017 12:03am
I'm going away at the end of this month and it doesn't really register at all.  I'd say it's a zero.  No excitement.
Permalink Send private email Almost Anonymous 
November 10th, 2017 12:29am
The problem is always after the trip, when I have to pay the credit card bills, even though for some items we could have zero interest installment up to 12 months.
Permalink Lee 
November 10th, 2017 1:51am
Glad to know that I'm not the only one.
Permalink Tristin 
November 10th, 2017 2:08am
I used to get excited until I got a job with a muti-national corporation and had to jet all over Europe on a weekly basis.

It gets old very quickly.
Permalink Qaz 
November 10th, 2017 6:16am
No need to go into debt. I stay at hostels for $3-$20 a night, including breakfast.

Avoid restaurants in pricy areas and eat from supermarkets instead.

I generally average $20/day in total costs when traveling for fun.

When traveling for business though, it's first class all the way if possible, on someone else's dime.
Permalink Reality Check 
November 10th, 2017 8:53am
Trepidation and exciting at the same time.
Permalink brah! 
November 10th, 2017 9:29am
You dont spend usd 20/day/person when you're travelling with your kids.
Permalink Lee 
November 10th, 2017 9:47am
RC only feeds his kids once a day.
Permalink brah! 
November 10th, 2017 9:48am
I've never traveled with kids, except when I was a kid myself and would go on fun adventures with other kids. Sometimes to foreign countries.

Was reading about a 12 yr old girl whose parents sent her to another state to record a dance video with her dance instructors. Police arrested all of them even though they had a notarized document saying the dance teachers were her guardians for the weekend. Kids had more freedom back in the day.
Permalink Reality Check 
November 10th, 2017 9:54am

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