Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Learning Lots

Yes, I will be one of the adults pushing their way through the crowds of ankle biters at the opening of Harry Potter this weekend. I can't wait.

It's hard to believe but taking away my Friday shift (2 1/2 hrs) has made a difference in my frame of mind. The rest of the week is more relaxed. Last week I felt a bit hyper (withdrawal likely) from not needing to gear up anymore. This week nothing. Improvement I believe.

I've been learning so much about South East Asia the last couple of days. Enough to make me appreciate my national airline so much more. It isn't easy nor possible to fly with one airline between Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. I told D yesterday I need a computer like Tony Stark's to manage all my pages.

Am also getting used to the various currencies too. And what about flight passes, you ask? Crazy restrictive and confusing. I'm beginning to appreciate just how much work it takes to get good itineraries together.

Sometimes it just is easier to train it between certain destinations. Maybe those seemingly "expensive" prices are worth it after all?

National Geographic publishes the results of their top Adventure tour companies surveys online. It is a good place to start your research on what is out there and get familiar with companies and places you've always dreamed about.

One realizes quite quickly just how developed niche world travel is and just how many others have already tread the paths you are just starting to discover.


  1. It's good that you have learned those things already! Planning ahead on where to go for a vacation is the nicest thing to do if a person's seeking for an early retirement. One of the advantages of being retired is that you can do anything you want. Plus, you also have major benefits that you and your family could use. Btw, goodluck with watching Harry Potter! It's time to have some leisure, right? ;)