Oh hi, remember me? That fun loving lady who travels the globe and writes about it? Well, I wouldn’t be surprised if you forgot me. I haven’t been around much lately as I’ve spent the past year in Canada.
When I came home from my year around the world in 2010, I vowed that I wasnt going to travel again until I was making enough money from my websites to live off of them.
And guess what? I’m a bazillionaire.
Okay, not really, but I’m doing alright for myself. It wasn’t easy and it’s been a long year, with a lot of ups and downs in work, life and relationships. But I made it through and will continue to be as super-cool as I can.
The minute I was aware of my awesomeness in the financial area, I booked a flight to Central America.
AND… You all know how I feel about Latin men, but on my way to the airport I kept thinking about how different this trip feels. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super excited, but it’s a different feeling than when I left for a year around the world in 2010 and I’m having a hard time putting my finger on it, let alone, explaining it to other people.
- I will still have to work quite often while I’m on this trip.
- This won’t be my first time experiencing Latin culture.
- I didn’t quit my 9-5 job last week and I don’t have tons of money save up to blow.
I’m relaxed, ready to chill out in the sun, work, write, see some awesome sites and make out with some hot, tanned men or even a tree depending on how much I’ve had to drink.
So my question for you is:
Did it feel different the second, third, forth or however many times you travelled? What were the factors that made it feel different?
Have fun, Hogga.
Each time I take off… I don’t know if it feels any different. I still get excited and nervous about the same things, except I think I have more confidence in being able to figure out certain things on my own – technology helps with the preplanning too. Maybe if I went to the same places each time it would get a little routine and I wouldn’t be as stoked.
See you in a few months!
I’ve been finding I’m getting stressed about different things (maybe things that have gone wrong in the past). EEEE! FUN FUN SUN!
I find I’m still excited and loving to travel, but do find sometimes I’m a little more blasé about certain things. Also a little more critical (although I try not to be). For instance places I once thought were rustic and quaint, I now find run down and just and crappy.
Yeah I get that… somewhere that can take your breath away the first time, may not do that the second time around.
SHUT UP! As if we’re going to be skyping from Central America to Asia. SHUT UP!!!
EEEEE!!! If our internet will finally connect 🙁
Something to ponder!! All of my big trips overseas were attached to some huge life crisis… It would feel SO different if I were to take off while being financially stable!
Awww, yeah that would def be a different feeling!
Although I am still in the middle of ‘my first time,’ I think it will feel a lot different next time around. It will be less stressful getting ready to leave, and I will know how to have the types of travel experience I want..
Yeah I know how I like to travel now… not to rush my trips, slower paced, really taking in places now.
It seems like you’re a hard-working woman so you can get through adversity and still fight for what you want. I’m glad you continue to write about your travel experiences and sharing them and I wish you good luck on your trip to Central America!
Aw thanks so much! I am pretty excited to be in the sun!
We always remember our first, but was the first truly the best. Sure it hold memories and excitement, but like all things, we can get better and learn more the more we try, no? Suerte.
stay adventurous, Craig
You’re right Craig! I’m finding I have not been as excited or nervous before leaving, but on my flight I am just as super excited as the first time. EEEEK! I will be in Costa Rica in 2 days 🙂
Enjoy it! Actually, it does feel different, at least for me. I was just thinking of it yesterday on the bus. I am not excited any more that much how I used to be during my first big trip around Mexico a year ago. There I was even enjoying every bus trip, not any more now. I need to see something very special to be amazed! :S
Wow! That’s kinda how I felt at the end of my year around the world (and New Zealand was special and amazed me!)… but I think I’m back to the beginning again after having been home for a year, everything is exciting me again! Maybe you just need a short break ?
The first time you go there is a huge unknown, which adds to a lot of stress. But you have been to Latin America so while there may be excitement, the stress and fear of the unknown is gone.
In some ways I miss it because it was like virgin anticipation, but we can’t stay virgins forever.
I know exactly what you mean. The excitement was still there, but died down quite quickly this time around.