Obstacles to your best vacation ever
Not everyone can have a tropical island vacation. Soft sandy beaches, clear blue water, fantastic sea life and a sunset to die for. To have the best vacation ever for most people, they really only have three obstacles that discourage them from taking this leap of faith:
- Fear of the unknown – Where are we going because you have never experienced a really special place
- Expense – The cost of traveling for a lifetime
- Time – To be free from work and other obligations
It can be a little daunting to go abroad on vacation to a place you've never been to. This will be a lifetime that you will never forget and you will gain so much wisdom through your experiences with another culture. Your friends may think you are nuts, and I bet they would rather be home watching TV or going to a bar, which is OK if they enjoy it. But don't you want something more meaningful?
Way back in 1980 in my hometown, I did that unheard of. I quit my job and joined my Australian and Kiwi friends in London. A few weeks later I bought a train ticket and toured most of Europe with almost no money. I wish I could have taken that advice back then from someone who provided insight and gave me a few travel tips. Instead, I packed my backpack with everything I owned that I could fit in, including a three piece suit, and it was a hot 27C summer! I was so naive then. The experience opened up an opportunity and later that year I moved to Italy for two years. Because no one could speak English, I had to learn Italian just to get by. Today, I still keep in touch with the Italian families I was with.
The price of your dream vacation can be daunting if you are thinking of going somewhere like Hawaii or the Caribbean. Hotels can be hundreds of dollars per Night, and the food at restaurants and hotels is so expensive. There is no doubt that you & # 39; will live like a king or queen for a while. I think when you & # 39; re on a "Hilton" holiday, you lose the real experiences with the local people.
I remember once when I was in Cebu, Philippines. In 1995, every foreigner was believed to be a super-rich American of the Filipino population, no matter where they were from. I had been to the Robinson department store, bought a couple of tee shirts, and then decided that I would try to travel in a Jeepney back to the hotel, just as the local Filipinos do. A Jeepney is a jeep, a kind of mini-bus that takes about 20 passengers. When I asked a woman which Jeepney I should take, she said I should take a taxi. I replied "but it's not fun in a taxi". She looked at me in astonishment! Aliens did not drive in Jeepneys, but sometimes they marry a Filipna and own a Jeepney.
What I am suggesting is that you do not have to spend a lot of money on a holiday to have some extraordinary experiences.
Let me tell you about a tropical island in the Philippines called Boracay. There are piles of lovely videos on YouTube by travelers & # 39; s, you see, so I won & # 39; Don't tell you how fun the island is. I think Boracay's best attraction is that everything you want to do on a 7km long tropical island is there for you to experience. And the cost of living in the Philippines is at least half of what you pay back home.
Our most valuable resource. Your boss may be able to give you three or four weeks of vacation per year. You can maximize your vacation if you take time off on holidays. For example, over Christmas you may have four or five days of public holiday. Many companies allow their staff to take extra leave, such as taken / paid leave, accumulated leave, unpaid leave or a combination of leave entitlements.
So how do you get a vacation in a lifetime at the lowest possible price and take the maximum number of days off?
You PLAN your vacation well in advance using the experience of other people who have been there before you.
Looking for romance?
If you are single and are considering going to the Philippines with friends or not, let me tell you a truth. Most Filipinos like Westerners and are kind to you. It wouldn't be hard for you to attract someone. However, you must always take precautions as you would in your own country. Pay attention to people who seem to be trying too hard to be your friend and trust your instinct. You can also find your own compatriot on holiday at Boracay, as there are many different nationalities who benefit from a Boracay holiday.
I have been visiting the Philippines regularly since 1995. If you want to extend your vacation to other places in the Philippines, I welcome your inquiries and can recommend accommodation and sights in Manila, Cebu and Bohol Islands.
So plan, save your money, accumulate your leave and have the best vacation ever.