Friday, September 13, 2013

The Traveling Bee

     The late bloomer: soul searching in my early twenties, schooling in my mid twenties, and currently now a career oriented individual working to pay off whatever life throws at me. As a result, I never had the opportunity to travel until these past couple years whether I had the money or not (well..within reason). I may not have been as crazy in my travels as I would have liked but I truly recommend those of you who are so caught up in life's ordeals to begin traveling and if possible before having children.

Traveling is like a breath of fresh air, a relief from all that surrounds you in your current state. Take for example: like watching the bachelor. Cast members are limited to their environment and surrounded by 'picked' men and women. Once they return to reality everything changes and the person they "so called" fell in love with within one months time become flawed. Outside of the film industry they see different people and different things they want, as it is the same with traveling. Traveling opens your realm of possibilities and opens your eyes to learning different languages, culture, and how others survive. Whether your travels are short or long both are beneficial to the human soul.

Furthermore, it is highly recommended for those of you to travel  without children if possible. Take the time to go on a honeymoon, unfortunately the reality is that traveling with children is not the same. All your trips will be family and children oriented at least until the children are older. Especially if you are one that enjoys adventure and long hikes. Not to say that it is impossible or less enjoyable with children but it is different.Traveling without children just makes things more simple. 
Post return from your travels with also feel good. You will feel refreshed and ready to begin life like turning a new leaf. Making the most of life is important and traveling is one of them, who knows you will find talent and possibly begin a new journey in life.

Here are some of my travel pictures to the Dominican which I absolutely LOVE.

My husband had bought some sweets from Costco and handed it out to some of the children in the villages.


We had the opportunity to eat original home made meals, and delicious Dominican coffee.Learning about culture and relaxing on beaches is my new found hobby.

If you're traveling to the beach I highly suggest bringing a water resistant camera. Although high end SLR cameras take great quality pictures, salt water can be severely damaging to the camera. Secondly you'll be standing there attempting to take quality pictures instead of 'actually' enjoying the beach. 

The camera I've used to take pictures is the Panasonic Lumix DMC T5SD. 16 megapixels which produces high end quality pictures, water resistant up to approximately 43 ft, and shockproof up to 6.6 ft. It has a GPS in which  you can locate the pictures and it has the ability to wi fi share with your mobile phone. 

**EXTREMELY durable, I brought it with me para sailing, parachuting, and rappelling, and spelunking. I got the camera completely covered in mud. Washed it off with non salted water, allowing it to dry and it works just fine.

Excellent camera among all water resistant cameras. I was able to capture moments that others were not able to since they had to leave behind their cameras during excursions. So, if you plan to travel on the beach or do some adventures this camera will do the job. Take a look on the products I've used on the left. The site will give you good prices compared to what you will find in stores. Comes in the blue or orange. Check it out.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5D 16.1 MP Tough Digital Camera with 9.3x Intelligent Zoom (Orange)