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First Look – Travel


Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
– Benjamin Disraeli

For a long time, my anxiety kept me from doing a lot of traveling. I hadn’t realized it because my finances and my family responsibilities also kept me from traveling to faraway places. I recently flew to Florida for a favorite uncle’s funeral. I was surprised at how less anxious I was than I expected to be and how less anxious I was since my first flight in this part of my life.

I was fortunate enough to be able to travel by train to Virginia a couple of years ago. I loved it. Given the choice, I would travel by train. I think that’s a goal of mine. Far off, yes, but something to think about.

In the next couple of weeks, many schools take a winter recess, often in conjunction with Presidents’ Day. When I was a kid, we used to go south – to Florida, and our family down there, and DisneyWorld. We went on many historic visits as well as the usual touristy hot spots.

This week will be travel, and next week will give some suggestions on a stay-cation. After 9/11 and the economic downturn, many people opted for the vacation at home. No travel expenses, no hotel expenses, no eating out, or eating out much less.

Email me with your own memories or suggestions for either home or away traveling.

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Packing for my trip to Mars. gishwhes 2015.


To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
– Danny Kaye

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