Thursday, June 10, 2010
Have Funds Will Travel
What do you do when your heart yearns to explore exotic, far-off places? When your curiosity begs for an introduction to the smells, sounds, and tastes of another land? When your eyes long to gaze upon mountains, rivers, and oceans beyond your front door? When your adventurous spirit clamors to ride an elephant, swim with the sharks, or jump off a waterfall?
First, you get a passport.
Then, you save your money.
You start a travel fund and squirrel away every nickel and dime you get your hands on. You stuff bills into a safe place so you won't be tempted to spend them at the mall. You keep your eye on the prize with a visual reminder of your goal.
And if you're the mother of an adventurer, then you happily rip and paint and paste when she asks if you can make a gift for her friend who wants to save for the trip they're planning together. You tear into one of your cherished, thrift-store world atlases and create a treasure box for dreams. And you decide that maybe it's time to start your own adventure fund.