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Passport Stamps…The New Luxury Item

Christ Redeemer 

As much as people don’t want to admit it, we are a showboat society. We always want to show we have the nicest car, the biggest house, and the most money to post on Instagram! Well now there is a new “thing” we compete with…Passport Stamps.

Traveling is everyone’s dream. The idea that you could purchase a ticket and go across the world to escape from your day-to-day routine, forget about your worries and just enjoy what has been created. Normally this never happens and it’s put off year after year. Especially for people who live in the United States and take a quick trip to the Caribbean and think that counts! I’m talking about a real trip. To me this consists of a flight longer than 6-hours.

Back in the day flying across the world meant that you were either a business professional, rich, or worked your whole life and now don’t care anymore and want to see the world. It’s interesting that people envied travelers who were able to talk about their trip to Rome or Paris or Mykonos, Greece.

Mykonos, Greece

Well, fast-forward to the 21st Century and if you don’t have a passport you can’t sit with us. There are more and more people showing off their passport stamps as if they had a draw four in the game Uno. Young professionals are realizing that there is more to the world than what’s in their backyard. With sites like TravelNoire, we are constantly thinking of what trips we should take next and what selfies we can take with a certain 7 wonder in the background.

Paris, France

The truth is, with how competitive airlines have become and the amount of travel sites offering better deals than the next one, there should be no excuse why you are not planning your next international excursion. I always check out CatchGIfUCan to get the latest on flight deals and travel decisions. When traveling people are becoming less interested in the touristy scenery and more enthused with how the locals live and enjoy life. For instance not just staying on the beach all trip but going to the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Traveling has become a lifestyle.

In 2016, pull out a map throw a dart at it and just GO!

Inside the Vatican. Photos from recent trip to Rome.

Photos from recent trip to Rome.

Ancient Ruins. Photos from recent trip to Rome. 

The Colosseum. Photos from recent trip to Rome.

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