You will without doubt see an extraordinary amount of pictures on this blog of my best friend Donna and her full of life husband – Paul, better known as “Mr. Put em in the System.” This is an inside joke, and an inside nickname based on his tenacity and pursuit of helping everyday people just like you to find fun, fulfillment and adventure by joining the most exclusive travel and lifestyle club, DreamTrips. Donna and Paul have traveled the world extensively via their DreamTrips membership. For one year straight, it was hit or miss when I tried calling Donna for brunch dates! And forget sending e-mails to her at work, I’d always receive her out-of-office automatic reply! If she wasn’t flying to Dubai, she was in Amsterdam and after that it was jetting off to Paris and the list goes on and on! She has lived up to her handle, Globaljetsetter! To date, she is the most well-traveled person that I know of in my circle, and the person who has traveled the world in the shortest amount of time due to DreamTrips – I am pretty sure they’ve set some traveling world records! Many of her friends have watched her Instagram posts showing all of the splendor of world travel and have decided to join the club. Others are still watching, hoping one day that they too will have an opportunity to travel beyond their home state.
You truly have to imagine yourself as a vacationer, a person worthy of leisure and relaxation and enjoyment out of life. Sure, we all have to earn a living, pay our bills, and put our children through college – but we also have to enjoy the life that we have been given and find meaning in the many things surrounding us. Some people have a yearning to go beyond their home state, and even their country and explore the world. Others, don’t have that yearning – and that’s okay. But just do something with your life that adds excitement, adventure, joy and fulfillment and by all means, as Julie and I have done, and as Donna and Paul has demonstrated, change your mindset and see yourself as worthy of being a vacationer enjoying a life of leisure. With proper planning, traveling is more affordable than you ever thought! I know of a situation when a child was 18 YEARS OLD before he or she had ever even flown in an airplane! If nothing else, expose your children to something outside of their community and give them an opportunity to learn about the bigger world around them.
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