New Year, New Travel Goals

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My final New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to take a trip. I have been to Japan for the past 2 years and I would like to continue this tradition if possible. If not, I would like to at least travel to a place that is not my hometown or that isn’t required for work. I enjoy traveling to new places and exploring new cities, so I would like to take at least one trip to a new place.

When I was a grad student I spent a month with my then-fiance in Japan and was able to visit a lot of amazing places. However, when you are trying to adult and travel at the same time it can be difficult, because although you have a job and earn money, you can’t take endless amounts of time off, and sometimes you have to spend the money on adult expenses ( ´•̥̥̥ω•̥̥̥` )

In 2016, I was lucky enough to travel to my hometown four times and travel for work, plus I even got to visit Japan again! I can’t complain, and I love to visit my hometown, but seeing new places is always exciting.

My best advice for traveling? Plan ahead! Estimate the costs, save a set amount of money each paycheck, and remember that you might have to make sacrifices (like those new shoes that are super cute) in order to make the trip a reality. But it’s worth it in the end, isn’t it?

I’d also like to improve my photography skills during my travels! I always have the most fun photographing new and exciting places, rather than where I live. Although moving to a new town at the end of 2016 was almost like taking a trip, since everything is still very new to me!

Where did you travel in 2016? Where would you like to travel in 2017? Let me know in the comments!

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      • Yah I was kinda freaked out when I had to wait at the airport thinking my uncle and aunt forgot to receive me or something. But overall it was a great adventure for me 😀 how was ur trip ? Do u live away from ur parents for studies something like that if I’m not wrong 😉

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        • I’m glad you were not forgotten at the airport! My trip home was great, and I had a chance to rest up and relax, and see friends and family. I live away from my parents because I am a working adult 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。 Trying to be responsible and use my education to support myself, and things like that (゚∇^*) It’s been almost a year and a half since I graduated!

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