As my regular readers know, my study abroad experience changed my life. It’s where I discovered exactly what I wanted to do in life and also where I met the man of my dreams that I’m still with today. You can read that story (Falling in Love with a Local While Abroad) here!
Planning a trip or vacation can be one of the most excited (and exhausting) parts of the whole experience. There are some many places to see and destinations to explore. How can you possibly pick just one?! Let me help you narrow it down a bit. These are the eight things that I always take into account when picking my next destination.
Growing up in Arizona, learning Spanish was something that every kid did. We started language classes pretty early on, around 2nd grade, and most of us continued learning Spanish until halfway through high school. On top of that, I went to a Waldorf school kindergarten through 6th grade, and seeing as Waldorf was founded in Germany, we were also taught German.
Budgeting and saving money is hard. It’s REALLY hard. It feels like there’s always something that needs to be paid for and you can’t save because something else (like getting your car fixed) becomes a priority over travel funds.