Today I recieved my notice that I'm completely paid for my RS Switzerland tour in July!!!!!! I know this sounds silly but I look forward all year to taking these tours and getting the notice that your all paid and ready to go gives me an energy boost! I work an extra job on the side and that paycheck goes into the "travel" account for these trips.
Now to prove that I really am a little crazy, on the flight back from each tour I start looking at tours I want to take next. For 35 years I worked very hard and never went anywhere except the midwest then my daughter informed me 12 years ago that we were going on a a "father & daughter" trip and the deal was she would pick where we would go and how we would travel and I got to pay for everything (great deal on my part?). All she gave me was a backpack and said we would be staying in small local hotels and eating where the locals ate! We landed in Paris, then worked our way to Barcelona, then Milan and finally finished in Rome. We stayed in a few hostels along the way, and small but decent hotels and at 57 years old I had the best time of my life!!!!! Every year since that trip I have traveled and it has expanded my understanding of the world and the beauty of experiencing other cultures.