The photo was taken during a snorkeling tour at Shark and Ray Alley, off the shores of San Pedro, Belize. During the Holidays, everyone I met (family, friends, colleagues, etc) was jealous of my escaping the harsh Canadian winter to take it easy for a few weeks in Belize. Even worse, several people I met in South Beach couldn't believe just how lucky I was to be flying there. You see, Belize was on their bucket list. Considering that the most expensive price I paid for accomodation anywhere in Belize was about 30$ a night for a private room with a double bed and a fan, one has to wonder how Belize and countless other destinations could be on anyone's bucket list. . .
Many of you, here and on Facebook, simply cannot believe how I can afford to travel as much as do. That always puts a smirk on my face, for there is no reason why most of you couldn't do the same. Most of you make as much or more money than I do, after all.
The biggest misconception out there is that traveling is a luxury. It's a ridiculous lie. Problem is, most people believe this. And hence, they also believe that they don't have the means to travel around.
So I've decided that I'll write a post or a series of posts explaining just how you can fly away to distant lands without breaking the bank. Summer is coming, so here's to hoping that many of you will use this information to travel on the cheap, or even for free. If you have some money on the side and a desire to see the world, chances are that you'll realize just how easy and affordable traveling can be.
Imagine how cool that would be! I'd be the one commenting on how beautiful your pics are on Facebook instead of the other way around! You'd see unbelievable sights, meet great and fascinating people, be forced to see the world through new perspectives, experience life in sometimes entirely different ways, and much, much more. And on your way back when you'd share your thoughts about your experiences, you just might raise the ire of and be accused of racism, sexism, religious fucktardness, homophobia, and more by a rageaholic and psychotic Thai lesbian troll and the anal retentive members of the PC police! Now wouldn't that be great!?! ;-)
With this post or posts, I just want to demonstrate how easily and inexpensively anyone can travel to foreign countries and experience the trip of a lifetime. I know that life has not always been easy for Larry and that he's often found himself strapped for cash in the past. Well, hopefully these posts will show that everyone has the means to actually travel around, near and far. And the next time he wants to elaborate on why he supported something as heinous as Acrackedmoon's post, he will be able to offer insightful commentary based on his own real-life traveling experiences instead of a quote from a Forrest Gander work. . .
Stay tuned for more. . . And start making travel plans for this spring/summer! =)