Travel Communication For Going To Another Country.

Experiments In Nature

Universal Communication, Found in a Blue Sky.
Universal Communication, Found in a Blue Sky. | Source

Passport Communication for Travel

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a foreign country? We have wanted to go to Australia, for a very long time now.

Keeping our eyes open for the possibilities. We do like what we see on the maps of possibilities. It has been an exciting year, getting our passport. Yes, year is the right word. Emotions and thoughts about money often make for a long process.

The celebration is we got one. Yea, a passport in our hands. Now let's go use it. Well, we can go practice in Canada. Or Mexico, still much closer than Australia. Get us over the scary faraway.

Why Australia? We are not sure, that is why we want to go there, explore the mighty island. The Golden Road will take us through our first jaunt of solitude.

Communication With Nature Brings Solitude

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Would the sun and sea be just as captivating? We'd really like to correspond  from an Australian port of some kind.
Would the sun and sea be just as captivating? We'd really like to correspond  from an Australian port of some kind.
Would the sun and sea be just as captivating? We'd really like to correspond from an Australian port of some kind. | Source

To Touch Our Feet On Different Soil

We will plan it here, with the communicating.

No more slowing down, the future keeps wandering, too far out of reach. With our children starting families of their own, we are looking for excuses to not go again. If we did go, it wouldn't be for very long at a time, we would miss them all too much. There, that answers if we'd live there or just visit.

Of course, we would want them with us to see such wonderful sites. Yet, how many places have they been we have never seen? In fact, that is one reason we crave it so much. The places they have been hold not the excitement for us, having not been there too.

So old selfishness comes creeping in. Cannot let it. Somehow, we have to trust it will benefit those we love too.

We've never out of this country, well yes, Canada. Yet that was before you needed a passport to get across. Before the end of our days, we have had this need to touch our feet on Australian soil. Time to start looking at more on Australia and foreign travel then.

Put it in a circle time frame, or some visual way we need to keep track of it. Next year, be ready.

Pack lightly, decide which way to travel, by sea, or dare we fly? We want every part of our physicalness to experience this. We start by praying for health and safety and trusting the guidance to go ahead now and follow another one of the childhood dreams.

Passport In Hand, Saving for the Dream

Contemplating my favorite types of solitude. When I close my eyes, what do I see?

I want to write about it, review it, oh just to see it, touch it, taste it, feel it. Just to be there and feel the wind on my skin, no matter how hot it is, well, no, be comfortable now.

Tropical there I see. Oh such an exciting adventure it would be. Maybe it is again coming up as something to save for someday. There doesn't have to be any reason for it except that, we've always wanted to. So, let's do it.

I would love in some ways to have the money, the faith in myself, the rush of excitement to just jump in, say yes, float on a balloon of success. Our families are showing us the benefits of planning ahead so that we can afford it. Oh thank you for that.

If nothing else, holding onto the dream helps me hold onto our money. Saving, saving, saving. Talk about a foreign language! Look into the money currency of their land.

I still have time before hubby retires to plan for it. To not forget such a wonderful, once in a lifetime goal, is a huge goal for me.

Now we have a passport, so no more pretending, start practicing, preparing, getting ready.

It doesn't do us a bit of good if we don't use it someplace. And wouldn't it be a better idea to travel with a whole crowd of people than just a few of us by ourselves?

Yes and no, we always say. A little of both is probably the best way.


(Yes, so much of what we write are reminders to ourselves.)

Peace and Quiet

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On The Computer, Exploring The Possibilities

This process is a huge letting go for me. It is letting me see what is and isn't in my realm of possibility. Yet, in not learning how to travel better, many of the same old dreams might never see reality if I don't try.

Onto another discovery, has gotten me to the place where I trust my intuition more fully, trusting that unknown possibilities are still within my reach. The only way I can get to another place is to plan to go there. Not just on the internet, dreaming, gonna try seriously getting there in reality.

It is time to trust what we have seen and just enjoy some moments to see this vast universe we live in. Haven't a clue what that even looks like, or what is possible. Making a decision to try.

The Weather Gives Us Something To Say

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Oh, to sit in a tree like this for awhile, looking out over the water, the sky, same color of blue.
Oh, to sit in a tree like this for awhile, looking out over the water, the sky, same color of blue.
Oh, to sit in a tree like this for awhile, looking out over the water, the sky, same color of blue. | Source

Reading What Has Been Written; Remember The Dreams!


Another part of me that keeps jumping into my focus and I keep pushing it away. Deal with that first, it probably has more to do with me not completing things than I realize.

I have given and received more nurturing, more acceptance, more indulgence, more enjoyment on any given day, more freedom, more relaxation, when I remember to meditate on the dream.

Yeah, since how any of that works, I haven't a clue. Wouldn't know what to do. How to find my way around. That is why working there would do me good. I wonder. Direct selling is going to be the same as anywhere else. Never did like being that aggressive. Help, help, help.

What if we just wait until we have enough money to actually vacation there instead of setting ourselves up for working when it is really relaxing we need.

Still bouncing around in the business place. Is it really saving me money? Not yet, with the supplies I buy and those who buy from me, hum, we'll see. Get back to putting some aside.

If we knew for sure that with this writing life we could. Somehow go there, go anywhere, with that kind of promise. Yet, what is my purpose? Passion? Prosperity? Plan to go anyway.


Soul Solitude

Australia, that seems so huge. So did flying to other states, so did riding the train, so did driving to Montana. Until it was done. Now sweet memories remain.

The love of learning new things and getting paid for it, certainly.

I never realized until I began this soul journey how much easier and beneficial it is to remember our dreams when we keep track of the progress, by whatever means.

Setting goals and dreaming up new dreams are easy, the hard part is going back and reading the writing, making active progress, outlines maybe of the needed steps.

  • We have the passport
  • We have the maps
  • We have the destination
  • We have the guides
  • We have the inspiration

What about the money? Yes, nothing is ever free, open up to all the possibilities oh solitary freelancer you are and experiment, go and play.

Traveling With Solitude Is Peaceful Freedom

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"Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.  It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone."  Paul Tillich
"Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.  It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone."  Paul Tillich
"Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone." Paul Tillich | Source

Traveling Australia

Checking Out Homes So Different From Ours.


We love the words and ways of this wonderland down under.

For now, we will just keep our minds set on visiting there. Getting beyond the working stage. How is it around there for early retirement?

We really are not looking forward to any kind of jobs with a company. How do we freelance our way into the possibilities waiting around the world?

Hard to imagine living and working in a place we have never been. Oddly drawn to it. Enjoy reading and writing with friends who live there.

Maybe that is where the idea begins. They share such a life in the world down under. We would have to try it out first before deciding to live there.

Could we stand the heat? May coolness come to their desert lands, to bring them the prosperity their country demands.

Thank you tour guides, maps, and brochures. Thank you house hunters international and international books and magazines. Thank you for the ability to make ourselves at home any place we find acceptance, hope and new possibilities to experiment with travel and solitude.

Living Down Under

Moon Living Abroad in Australia
Moon Living Abroad in Australia

It is the photography that got me hooked first on this Land Down Under.

This particular book I love for the living experience, not merely a tourist.

 

Go Abroad, Investigate

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Are we to take that walk into the unknown sunrise?  Research Remoteness.   Can we step off the ledge of fear into trust? Yes.
Are we to take that walk into the unknown sunrise?  Research Remoteness.   Can we step off the ledge of fear into trust? Yes.
Are we to take that walk into the unknown sunrise? Research Remoteness. Can we step off the ledge of fear into trust? Yes. | Source

© 2014 Maree Michael Martin

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Travel Time Yet? 13 comments

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Ruby H Rose 2 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

I know right?


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

As the old saying goes, do it while you can enjoy it, before you are too old. Get there and have the experience of a lifetime!


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Ruby H Rose 2 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Thanks Nell.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Have fun in Australia! even if its for only a while, go for it and enjoy!


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Ruby H Rose 2 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Oh, truthfornow you live in another place I have always admired from afar. Yes, I needed to read that today, about getting away and trying new things, thanks.


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Sounds like quite the adventure. It is good to get away and try new things. And, as you said, you can share with everyone back home about all your adventures.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I am so ready to go somewhere and I am motivated by your adventurous spirit. Have fun folling your dreams.


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Ruby H Rose 2 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

So very true, thanks for the determination to get going and not give up.


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Ruby H Rose 2 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

I am so glad you enjoyed it Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

I wish you all the best and thank you for this wonderful read.

Eddy.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

Sooner or later you have to get out of the planning stages and just take off. Most trips I've taken (though never out of the country) have been planned for the main part of the trip. Yet I think the most exciting places were those I spontaneously stopped to see because the billboard ad made it sound fun or interesting. Sure, I worried if I had enough money set aside for the unplanned part. Then the certainty hit me that if I didn't see it now, I may never get another chance.

My suggestion for you or anyone else planning a big trip is once you have what you believe is the amount of money saved you need for the trip, get on that plane and get there. Why wait until you retire? Why wait until tomorrow if you can go today? Whatever excuse you have for not going now may be the same next year or the year after. If not that same reason, something else will come up. And I hope it doesn't happen, but what if you get injured or sick and can't travel in those retirement years? Do you want to live with the great memories of the trip or the "what might have beens" because you never got to go?


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Ruby H Rose 2 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Not forever. Washington will always be home. Just gotta feed the travel bug before I get to old. Thanks to an old National Geographic magazine from my Grandpa's collection is where I first got the idea as a kid, I am sure.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Wow! Really? You are leaving Washington and going to Australia? How very exciting. My goodness, I'm excited for you. I've never been out of the country and I just can't imagine how exciting that would be. Hooray for you!

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