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Travel and Real Estate Goals 101

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The GMAT prep book I bought from eBay is not only collecting dust but has served as a constant reminder of what I haven't accomplished. It's been sitting there for 5 years like a nagging jerkoff and I swear to all things thick and blue, that sucker is landing straight in the recycle bin once I stop typing!

After working like a dog for many years, for the first time in my life I have time and money to travel -- usually it's one or the other -- and I'm also unmarried with no children (yet?) and very fortunate to still have healthy parents that don't need assisting.

Some of my immediate and long term goals are:
GOAL 1 ---> 15 month whirl around the world preferably 3 weeks to a month in each chosen place.
GOAL 2 ---> Explore parts of all the continents by the time I reach a certain age.
I'm halfway to this goal and don't feel the need to accomplish this in the next 15 months. I have time. However, in the 15-month frame, I'd want to spend a month in Australia, a month in New Zealand and a month in Asia. The rest will be in Europe.
GOAL 3 ---> Own 5 small properties around the world with nice views.
I only have money for 1 property at the moment (or 2 very small ones) but scouting for the future 3 or 4 properties during my travels. I'd like them to be somewhat varied.
GOAL 4 ---> Give back. Never stop giving back.

The very preliminary, flexible and flawed draft:

august LONDON
sept AMSTERDAM
oct SWITZERLAND or CROATIA maybe both
nov BARCELONA
dec PARIS
jan SYDNEY
feb NEW ZEALAND
march ESTONIA or TOKYO, SINGAPORE, PHILIPPINES, BALI, THAILAND
april 1-21 BUDAPEST (3 wk)
april 21- may 12 VIENNA (3 wk)
may 12 - june 5 BERLIN (3 wk)
june 5- june 19 GREECE (2 wk)
june 19- june 25 ST PETERSBURG (6 days)
june 25-june 31 MOSCOW (6 days)
july LONDON
aug EDINBURGH, IRELAND
sept 1-19 OPEN
sept 19-sept 31 FINLAND (11 days)
oct 1-21 FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE---MARSEILLES, DORDOGNE, LOIRE, BORDEAUX (3 wk)
oct 21- nov 21 PARIS
nov 21-dec 15 ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE OR SPAIN
dec 16 back home (spend Christmas with family)

Envisioning my dreams and seeing them in process are all steps to getting closer. I know this may all sound crazy but in my head it's not. And I wish you the best of the best with your own goals. I know many have done something similar or at least have thought similarly. I want to hear from you. Share your goals. Let's talk and make it happen. Please pass down your wisdom and knowledge oh ye world!

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