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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Sep 14 2008


Todd and I took the plunge. We are going to Stockholm and Oslo for a week in November. We’ve heard it’s not the best time to travel there, as the days are short and cold but not yet snowy and picturesque. However, we are heeding the warning and traveling there anyway. I’m planning to take off the two school days before my Thanksgiving break so we can have a full week + weekends and I am SO EXCITED. I am a big fan of Scandinavian anything, particularly Swedish pop music so I can’t wait to hit up the music shops for all the local music.

Todd and I talk a lot about travelling, but we never actually take the plunge so this is a big deal. We are planning to take 1 major (preferably international) trip each year (at least until we have kids). Other places on our list: Peru, Spain, Morocco, Thailand, Tonga (hahaha, yeah right), Belize.

It’s not cheap and we aren’t rolling in dough. We’ve wavered back and forth for a while about going or not. I have been reflecting a lot, and Todd and I are not spendy people and we have reached a point in our lives where we are pretty comfortable with money and we don’t really have much debt besides our mortgage and student loans. It’s really now or never with the travelling since in a few years we may have kids and it won’t be so easy. Sure I could put that money in a retirement account, and that would be the smart thing to do, but I highly doubt I am going to look back in 30 years and say “gee, I wish I didn’t go to Sweden.” Travel is one of the major life events that people just don’t regret, so why not?

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