# Traveling abroad
Money Was Never an Issue for Our Travel Dreams
Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy- photo by the author. I love traveling! Therefore, we travel abroad at least once a year. Every time I say this, the most common response I get is, “It’s too expensive,” or “I can’t afford it.” Huh! That is exactly what I thought. I would not settle for that, though. “Money can never be an issue for my travels,” I said to myself, and it wasn’t! No, I am not wealthy. I just believe anything is possible.
Is it safe to start traveling abroad for business in 2022?
Overall, corporate travel ticket volumes finished 2021 down 43% compared to pre-pandemic levels | Source: ARCPhoto: Gustavo Fring. Over the past 20 months, millions of business trips were put on hold or canceled all together. For some, switching luxury airport lounges for the lounges of their own homes, even when they offered far less entertainment perks, was not a big issue. But for others, traveling as part of a job spec became part of their DNA – and that DNA went through many changes in 2020 and 2021.
Whether You Are Traveling Near or Far, Packing Light Makes a Difference
“He who would travel happily must travel light.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Summer is fast approaching and travelers are already talking about and preparing for their upcoming vacations. Traveling abroad or locally requires proper clothes – especially on long trips and for packing light. The more you can hand-wash before going to bed and have it dry by the next morning, the less you need to pack. I suggest you go with easy-care fabric garments.
Pain Relief Mistake - When the English Language is Not the Same in Every Country
You know when here, in the good old USA, we say, “I gotta go,” how anyone can understand the meaning of going to the bathroom? Well, we once had an incident while on vacation in Brussels, which was quite funny.
How is the Weight Capacity of an Elevator Determined?
Myself and hubby in a European hotel elevator — photo by the author. Have you ever wondered who determines how many people fit in an elevator and what do they base it on? Hotel elevators in the U.S. are roomy, but have you seen a hotel elevator in Europe? They are tiny — really tiny, like 4x4. Not only that, but they expect it to hold 8 people! What, so it’s two squares per person? How about the luggage? Is the luggage expected to go up or down by themselves?