TRAVEL HERE/TRAVEL THERE: TRANSPORTED BY BROCHURES
I’m all about the next place I’m going. I’ve usually got several trips I’m planning at any given time, but that doesn’t keep me from wishing and dreaming about other places. When I’m dreaming, I travel by brochure. In this digital age, it’s easy to google up pretty much any destination, but for me that feels a little bit like work. I don’t mind researching on the internet when I have an estimated date of departure, but when I’m just dreaming, give me a brochure.
My Travel Brochures
Because I routinely attend events like the upcoming Travel and Adventure Show (more about that next week), I actually have a files full of travel brochures – like two feet of files with travel brochures. These have several uses. One is purely visual. All I have to do is catch sight of the piece of furniture with the files in it to be reminded there’s a lot of the world that I want to see. I don’t even have to open up the files. I know what’s in there.
Then there’s the trip planning function of the brochures. Often times I don’t need to go to the internet and click for more information. I have everything I need at my fingertips. Going to San Antonio in December? Pull out the San Antonio file. California in March? Ditto. Arizona in May? Not a problem. Idaho in October? I confess, I don’t have any Idaho brochures, but I’ll be ordering them soon.
But sometimes, I just want to think of the possibilities. Considering the budget I have for travel, Malaysia is not exactly on my short list. In fact, until a couple of years ago, I’d have been challenged to point out Malaysia on a world map. However, there they were at a travel show I attended. They gave me several brochures, a gorgeous tote bag and a stick pin. I still can’t afford Malaysia, but I’m working on it. The pin sits next to my computer monitor and I love using my totebag. It makes me feel all international.