In the “Dollars and Sense” category, I will be talking about financial wisdom. I will advise against frivolous purchases. However, some things are worth it. One of the most important things we can spend our money on is travel. Like almost everyone, I love to travel. I feel that our lives are more full when we see the world. I have traveled with friends, family, my husband, and my co-workers. Each experience was meaningful and exciting, and I am grateful for the times I have spent in different locales.
I am a lucky girl, and I know that. Not everyone has a job that will send them abroad for free. I get to travel internationally with high school students, and explore new parts of the world with them. It’s work, because high school students must be watched like a hawk, but it’s wonderful.
I sometimes decry my past excursions to Europe, because I would sign up for a new credit card and put the flight on the card. My husband tells me to be grateful for my life experiences, and he’s right. I would not know how wonderful London, Edinburgh, Paris, Florence, and Munich are if I had been more wise in my younger years. So travel unabashedly! But avoid the credit card, if you can.