The Travel Bug

It seems I have been bitten by a travel bug. It is not a serious bug, but it itches every now and then. And when it does itch, the only thing that will really help is international travel. Usually I can put some sort of salve on it … maybe a weekend camping trip or just visiting someplace new. However, it seems this travel bug is not something you just pick up. It’s genetic! Evidence: my younger brother.
He has never been the complete dork that I am. I could never sleep the night before the first day of school because I was so excited. I read textbooks for fun.I’m most comfortable in the classroom.  He’s better at the social part of life, just relaxing and having fun. He’s most comfortable at a party. He has been talking about joining the army for a while now, and I was really worried. But now I’m so happy that he’s not going to do that. He’s going to go to go to school for cruise ship management. I’m so excited for him to travel the world and meet all kinds of people. I know he’ll be wonderful at it. He has always been the entertainer. Good luck, Trevor! Don’t forget to invite your big sister to visit you in the Bahamas!

I just realized yesterday we only have about a month before we leave for Thailand! Oh my! We’ve been thinking about Peace Corps stuff so much, I didn’t realize how close it was. I’m very excited about it though.

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Author: Bre

I am in motion and in transition right now. I married Tim Knoll less than a year ago, and we recently applied to The Peace Corps. I work as a freelance journalist.

2 thoughts on “The Travel Bug”

  1. I understand the travel bug. I got it a little later in life and it was not genetic; my parents have never been out of the country. While dating my wife in 2006, we went to Portugal for 3 weeks (I was 25). Ever since then, we have gone on 2 international trips per year. Now we are planning to take our travel to the next level; Myanmar for 2 weeks! We have never been to Asia and this is a giant step.

    Are you at all concerned about the recent turmoil in Thailand? That is where we were originally going to go but cancelled our plans once I started seeing the uprising in Bangkok.

    1. Haha. That was just a joke. None of our parents have been out of the country except on business or a cruise. I am not concerned about the problems in Thailand right now, because I know if it’s truly unsafe they will cancel the program. They have told us that if the American government says that we should absolutely not travel to Thailand, the airline will refund our money. I’m also okay because, while we do fly into Bangkok, the majority of our time will be in the southern part of Thailand. It would be interesting to visit Burma at some point, as Tim and I both currently volunteer with refugees from Burma. The people are very kind, but I have heard the same cannot be said for the government.

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