Archive for August, 2009
Hello There. VivBounty here with my new Travel blog. Travel can open your mind to the big wide world out there and enrich your life in ways that formal education cannot.
By the time I was 12 years old, I had lived in 4 countries on 3 continents. Living in different countries is the reason working from home on my PC anywhere in the world has become my passion. I quite often find myself telling stories of my travels at social gatherings. Not wanting to monopolize any social situation, encouraged often to write a book I realized there may not only an interested audience, but I have an obligation to leave my legacy for youth to come whose horizons could be broadened by traveling the world. Years of travel to more places around the world, fascination of others, my love of writing which seemed to inspire those who read toasts, tributes and greetings written thus far made the perfect formula to begin blogging.
Experiencing different cultures brings understanding, tolerance, peace and hopefully the knowledge, in the words of Oprah Winfrey, “We are more alike than we are different”.
For some years I worked in the Travel Industry enabling me to take advantage of the perks like reduced fares and even free packages for industry professionals. I soon came to realize that traveling on standby and in the off-season was not the glamorous job I imagined. Being in Amsterdam in February when all the canals are frozen and not a tulip in sight was not what you see in the brochures. Seeing every hotel room in the tourist zone in a condensed travel agent familiarization tour over 4 days and 5 nights, with 20 other agents, all of whom had the flu from exhaustion and extreme temperatures was my first experience as a professional at the ripe old age of 25 years
My introduction to the Internet in 1997 finally freed me to travel like any other member of the public. There were great deals even in the peak season when conditions like weather and price were prefect for tourists. The trouble is I always want to stay longer than a week or two, and in the case of Canada, winter awaited me back home. Aside from legal requirements to work in a foreign place, work is seldom available except for the job awaiting my return. More on getting around this in my next post.
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