"Spend your life and your money traveling...one day you won't have either." Ya, that's my quote, you can use it, if you believe it. I'm lucky. I've always traveled. Starting young on the back of my Dad's motorcycles, hiking in the AZ desert, cheap camping in the mountains to expensive European trips. Very lucky the stuff I've seen. However according to Tripadvisor my 100K+ miles traveled is only 17% of the world! It's funny to me how spending only gas money on a road trip or 8K on a European trip has the potential (and is most of the time) just as fun! Ya some of you may argue that. Only 25 bucks a week gets ya 1300 in your yearly savings right? (ya I went to AJHS, ha) I'm not saying spend ALL your savings/retirement to travel but there is a compromise. The people that pinch ,horde ,hide ALL their extra money so when they are OLD to enjoy it all? Never understood that. Getting out once and a while and seeing something other then a TV, tablet, computer or that "smart phone"... THAT becomes a part of you. I'm sure you have seen on a billboard, magazine, etc. a trip that you have been on right? Someone ever talk about a place you've been or comment on a different culture that touched you? You cant wait to jump in and share! Thoughts, smells and memories come rushing back. I't doesn't make you a better person just more enlightened. More informed. More stimulated. NEXT year you wont miss that 300 bucks you spent on that awesome road trip THIS weekend! Remember my first quote here and really take it to heart. Just get out and see what you can while you can...and don't forget a camera!