Look what happened now...
Flying into Florida. (I took this, btw)
You know I am not one of those cool travelers that just wake up, showers and end up in Asia or has someone send them off to NYC via LA.
As I said before I really do NOT like to Travel...I like to ARRIVE. Meaning I like to be there, but actually traveling (for the most part, I aint gonna lie) is torture. So, you’re thinking why on earth do I do it? I don't let the hassles and discomfort STOP me from exploring.
But as I said in the beginning I don't consider myself the "cool traveler" who mysteriously ends up traveling the world with a backpack, $2.00 & ends up partying with royalty. Well I had some adventures with some interesting people, but that’s another story boys and girls. This rambling post is about REAL PEOPLE doing REAL travel.
I was/am following someone on Instagram that is biking across Italy. I thought how cool & how daring, woman ALONE doing this..wow. :0
Her pictures were good, a little too good actually. (I’ve been there and done close to that- I walked/drove around) So as I was browsing the other day saw a post showing the van (with her name, picture and website on it) that followed her through the Italian countryside. It looked like it had a bathroom & prob. hair & makeup people."WOW you go girl", but that is not authentic travel, now is it? The van was nicer than most peoples house in some of the villages in southern Italy she biked by (but no judgment).
All I’m saying is I’m not that kind of traveler. I take the train, mostly. I have a budget, ALWAYS. I have to stretch my travel money, but I also want to be somewhere nice, comfortable & safe.
I travel because I must. I love to read about places and then I WANT TO SEE THEM FOR MYSELF. I always wanted to see Pompeii. Watching it on the Discovery Channel was cool and all, but really? Stop showing the same thing over and over. The place is Fucking HUGE. We walked ALL DAY. It was a 7 hour walking tour! And you know what else? The guide did it in a lovely dress & channel mid size pumps. NOW that's ITALY!
Ok, rant over.. Thank you for reading this & coming back day after day. I do try to "keep it real" and tell the truth about travel as a average person experiences it.. (FlyingSouthwest is like being on a Jerry Springer show, really.) :X
Catch you later-
Just a Woman in the World. Sometimes a lonely traveler, sometimes with the Krewe. Eating, shopping and meditating my way through life...
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