Sunday, March 18, 2007

Travel Question: Without Restrictions

Lately, I've been dying to go to Iceland. I want to see the countryside and soak in the famous springs. Iceland is not a cheap country and a trip there would definitely not be one on a budget. It's also an off the beaten path destination, which you know I love.

So, what about you? If you could travel anywhere in the world, without restrictions, where would you go? And why?

Terah Shelton
Traveler. Writer. Ingenue

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

How to Travel the World

Editor note: I'm still here. Just finishing up a few assignments.

Do you dream of wandering the back alleys in Venice, climbing Machu Picchu, or taking an African safari? Don't think you can afford it? Well, you can! Learn to travel the world on a shoestring budget by using secret budget tips and methods from a veteran budget traveler and freelance travel writer. You'll learn to define your travel personality, establish your budget traveler status, and prepare a daily budget. By the end of class, armed with learned strategies, you'll be well on your way to Paris, Peru, or Phnom Penh!

Course Outline:

  • Prepare, budget, and travel the world on a shoestring

  • Learn and execute the five basic components to a successful budget

  • Understand and avoid the biggest travel budget mistakes

  • Use learned tips and strategies to getting inexpensive airfare and hotel rooms

  • Stay on a budget while traveling

  • Define and identify your travel personality

Next Class: May 17-31 @ 7:00-8:30pm, Emory University

Don't live in Atlanta? Online classes are available!

Interested? For more information or to register, please click here.

Class Testimonials:

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"Very, very knowledgeable on the topic, waving years of international travel on her own budget."

"I highly recommend this class to others. I definitely saved a lot of money."

"I enjoyed this class! Terah was very enthusiatic about travel!"

"Terah was very friendly, great with questions and well prepared."

Terah Shelton
Traveler. Writer. Ingenue

Friday, March 02, 2007

Traveler Next Door: Michele Watson

This week's Traveler Next Door is Michele Watson, traveler, photographer, and writer. Learn more about Michele at her website, Check out some of her photography here.

What do you look for when traveling? I look for new passions. New insights and knowledge.

When was your last trip? May 2006 a short getaway to Barcelona, Spain.

Why do you travel? I want to discover everything that I possibly can about the world. Travel completes me. It makes me a better American and a better global citizen. Travel has a spill over effect on every aspect of my life.

How do you prepare for a trip? I spend months prior to a trip on research. Travel shows, travel magazines, travel books, movies, the internet.

If you could travel without restrictions, where would you go? Road trip the entire continent of Africa- the place of all our beginings.

Where to next? Taking the parents to Italy and France, also a birthday trip to do some more exploration of Turkey and Greece.

What's the one thing you regret about traveling? That we don't have family and friends with us to share the experience and wonders of the world.

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Terah Shelton
Traveler. Writer. Ingenue