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2019 the Year to Travel

This year has been good to me about traveling. 2019 is the year of travel for me. I have visited Portland OR, Destin FL (Santa Rosa beach), and I will be going to Spain in October and Malaysia in December. I am also hoping to visit Thailand or Singapore when I am in Malaysia. It’s exciting that all I can think about is travel. I have been looking at Vlogs, reading travel books, and blogs. Also, this is the first time I will be traveling internationally with friends. My international trips before I went solo with a travel company. I met new friends on my trip but I did not go with friends already. My trips to Spain and Malaysia is something I get to experience with my friends. We will create new memories together.

I have already bought the plane tickets from my trips. I will be flying to Madrid on Oct 21st and flying to Kuala lumpur on Dec 21st but will get there Dec 22nd. We will be back in Texas Dec 30th. The hotels or hostels have not been set up yet. My friend Lydnsey and I are planning our hotels/hostels in mid September for Malaysia. We even want to plan visiting an elephant park in Thailand even if its just for a day. Neither of us have been to Asia and we are both really excited. I am glad I will be experiencing this trip with her. For my Spain trip, I will be going with 3 of my friends. We are planning to set up a hotel, hostel, or airbnb really soon. The days are flying by and October will be here before you know it. I also want to plan to visit Barcelona. Apparently, I can take the AVE, a fast train to get me there. Its seems like my friends are on board with it too.

Both my Portland and Florida trip were amazing. For my future trips, I am really excited about them. I also had a new learning experience by setting up my Spain and Malaysia trips. I got to experience buying my first internationally plane tickets. My past international trips, the plane tickets were set up for me. I also get to experience going with friends for the first time. 2019 has been good to me and I hope the same for 2020.

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My Future Trip to Spain

Last summer, my friend Sophie told me she wanted to go to Spain to visit her business partner in October 2019. I was excited, I told her I would go with her. I figured it was enough time for me to prepare and save. On my way to Portland this past June, she texted me that she figured out the dates for October. I was not sure if I could go due to finances and time off from work. I am always trying to save and get travel points on my credit cars. However, my Florida and Malaysia trips took both my savings for travel and my travel points. I thought about it for awhile and decided to use some savings I had left over, ask off the days from work, and I booked the trip while video chatting my friends at the same time.

It’s official, I  am going to Madrid and hopefully Barcelona in October. I will be there for a week with three other friends. We will be splitting the hotel or airbnb, drinking sangria, and sharing tapas. I am so excited to be going with friends and to be traveling. There is a countdown on my phone, I have been researching on what to do in Madrid and Barcelona, and I keep texting my friends about hotel ideas. October 2019 can not get here fast enough. Some things I want to visit are Plaza Mayor, Porque de el Retiro, and eat at the oldest restaurant in the world. If anyone has additional recommendations please let me know.