I believe in seeing the world for as little as possible!
I have always been inquisitive about life, nature and the big world atlas in the back of our old Funk & Wagnall’s encyclopedia that enchanted me as a child. I’ve always wanted to explore the things that people (lovingly) tried to steer me from (since little girls like me didn’t dare to dream THAT big) and perhaps I was influenced by explorers of several centuries past who longed to discover faraway places that I, too, had dreamed of.
Traveling is a release from the ‘real world’ which allows you to be who you really are without having to be subject to familiar stares and their requisite judgments. Not that you are planning to go on a drunken binge or anything, but just of knowing that you can be who you really are is liberating.
What motivates me.
I love to write and I started this website as a hobby initially, but decided that it would be more useful to to help fellow travelers like myself discover fun and reasonably priced activities to indulge in. Therefore, the purpose of this blog is to educate others about traveling smart, on a budget and most of all, having fun.
Here’s my purpose.
One caveat, I am not a travel expert. I am your everyday, run of the mill travel enthusiast. I’m not independently wealthy but I have made the commitment to travel as much as vacation days and my meager pocketbook will allow. I consider myself a budget traveler who refuses to pay full price and my purpose here is to share insights and tips with those in similar circumstances who want to see the world despite their limited resources.
I want to inspire those who think that traveling is some unobtainable dalliance for the rich and famous or the well connected. I’ve always believed that running self-defeating tapes in our heads is what tends to hold us back into inaction. It all comes down to believing in the possibility of great things happening for and to you. No one is better than you…they may have more resources, but that doesn’t automatically disqualify you from seeing the world. It takes careful planning and some financial sacrifice which will require you to rethink how and where you spend your money, but it can be done.
What can my site offer you?
- Travel Advice
- Trip Reports
- Travel Photography
- Gear Reviews
- Inspiration and Motivation to get you on your way
- Interviews with and tips from fellow travel bloggers
- Travel How-To’s
Let’s stay in touch!
Feel free to email me at aviewtoathrill at gmail dot net, anytime if you have questions or just want to chat! Please follow me on Twitter or my Facebook fan page and be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed too.
Yours in budget travel,
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