Traveling the World Article Excerpt:
TRS: WHAT WAS YOUR “AHA MOMENT” WHEN YOU FELT LIKE YES, I CAN TRAVEL WITH MY CHILDREN?
I’ve always loved to travel and so for me the desire was always to travel. However, the desire needed to match with an opportunity. My son has been flying domestically since he was 7 months old, but he didn’t make his first international trip until he was 9 years old. Life happens, you know.
So although I’ve always loved to see the world, I didn’t align my travel dreams up with reality until much later for my children and I. I had previously, been to the Philippines, China, Jamaica and Canada but I had yet to travel with children. I was so excited when the opportunity finally presented itself. My “aha moment” came when I realized a strategy to make money through travel and write off all travel as a business expense.
TRS: WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO TRAVEL BUT FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TOO MANY OTHER OBLIGATIONS?
Everyone may not be able to take longer trips, but you can definitely plan longer weekends. For example, while working as an administrative receptionist, for my son’s 8th birthday, we did a multi-location trip from our home location in West Palm Beach, Florida, where I coordinated planned book signings in DC and Atlanta in conjunction with my son’s birthday festivities. It was so exciting to be able to do what I love and see him have fun seeing some of our great cities in the USA. My most recent trip came about as a way to make lemonade out of lemons. Sometimes you might have a once in a lifetime opportunity that comes up and allows you to grow personally and/or professionally when you might have easily just given up because things didn’t go as planned. I decided to take a trip with my children to Europe as a way to reach for my dreams instead of allowing unfortunate circumstances to diminish my travel dreams. We’ve been to 18 cities in 4 countries (USA, UK, France & Spain) and are still on our way. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and how it has allowed me to believe in the bigger purpose of my life and my mission to empower others through me fighting for my dreams.
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