I have always felt that Travel is essential to a healthy mind and a well rounded life.
Once you get bit by the travel bug, you are hooked for life.
I plan on cataloging some of my more noteworthy adventures here in this travel log.
I will update it from time to time instead of doing separate posts because I am supposed to be writing a Personal Net Worth Blog and not a Travel Blog.
So in order to stay focused, I will just have this as a side note for those who are interested.
And Yes, that is none other than Uncle Traveling Matt from Fraggle Rock.
One of the reasons I married my wife is that she too loved history enough to spend law schools loans on traveling.
Kids really put a damper on our early run of overseas trips (notice gap from 2005-2015), but now they are the right ages. We just recently got their passports in order, so look out world.
One of the reasons I joined the Navy was to get to ‘see the world’.
|Destination||What Year||Domestic or Abroad|
|Tijuana, Mexico||1994||Abroad - North America|
|Panama City, Panama||1994||Abroad - Central America|
|San Juan, Puerto Rico||1994||Abroad - Carribean|
|Rome, Italy||1999||Abroad - Europe|
|Paris, France||2000||Abroad - Europe|
|Yellowstone National Park||2001||Domestic, Montana and South Dakota|
|Phoenix/Grand Canyon, Sedona||2002||Domestic, Arizona, Utah|
|New Orleans, Louisiana||2005||Domestic, Louisiana|
|Sleeping Bear Dunes & Crystal Lake Michigan||2008||Domestic, Michigan|
|Tuscon - Back to Arizona||2013||Domestic, Arizona|
|Antigua, Guatemala||2015||Abroad - Central America|
|Disney World, Florida||2015||Domestic, Florida|
|Sault Ste. Marie, Canada & Michigan, Upper Peninsula||2016||Domestic, Michigan
|Panama City, Florida||2018||Domestic, Florida|
|Viva Las Vegas/Hoover Dam/Grand Canyon||2019||Domestic, Nevada/Arizona|
|Return to the Upper Peninsula||2019||More to be done in the U.P.
|Montego Bay, Jamaica||2019||Abroad - Caribbean|
|California, LA to San Francisco||2020||Cancelled by Covid19|
|Gatlinburg, TN||2021||Spring Break in the Great Smoky Mountains|
I am always adding to my Instagram account. There are plenty of images from these various trips. If you want to see more images rather than just read about them in my Travel Log.
In our quests to hoard away enough money to be FIRE’d, I have often asked where and when it is OK to spend money. TRAVEL is surely one of those exceptions.
Experiences are the moments in life that we remember. They allow for personal growth. They are worth trading money for.