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Traveling Is Like Nike

Traveling is like the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.” There is always an excuse one could say and use to not go on a trip. “I don’t have the money”, “I can’t get the time off work”, “maybe next year” or “I’m too busy.” Excuses will only delay a trip or even cancel it all together. Risk of missing out on adventures, experiences or memories isn’t worth all the excuses. Yes life has its curve balls and unexpected turmoils like family situations or personal issues, but petty excuses like the ones listed above aren’t justifiable. People get too wrapped up in life and end up missing it and missing the world around them.

Yes, easier said than done. And I do have to admit that I have been a victim of “I don’t have the money” and other non-valid excuses, but I have learned that money isn’t a good reason to not go on a trip or being too busy is valid enough to cancel a flight. Money always seems to emerge and an opportunity to travel will always come in time.

Like the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.” Life isn’t going to wait for you, so don’t be waiting for life to happen. Next time a trip comes to mind, take a moment and ask yourself if the excuses are really logical.

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My name is Mauri Fabio and I live in Portland, OR. I love being outdoors and traveling to various locations. I even got my geology degree from the University of Hawai`i because I wanted a degree that would allow me to travel and be outdoors. I enjoy everything there is about traveling. The unknown directions a trip can quickly take, making friendships with new people, and the endless adventures there always seem to find me. Visiting new areas of the world gives me something to look forward to in my life. I think constantly about where the next destination is that I want to trek through and the adventures that may await me. So far I have traveled to Beijing and visited the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, endless temples and eaten foods that westerners would cringe at the sight of. I've roamed through Perú and Ecuador and stayed in various hostels, camped out in the Amazon rainforest and drove up the Ecuadorian Coast with no clue where we were going just as long as the ocean stays on our left side. I explored The Galapagos Islands and seen abundant wildlife, undertook horrid sea trips to different islands and army crawled through pitch black lava tubes. I've live in Hawai`i and explored the places to go and what the best things are to do, of course on a cheap budget. These journeys are only a fraction of the adventures I'd like to share with you and I have so much more planned for the near future. During my travels I quickly learned that stepping completely out of my comfort zone and into other people's worlds is the most satisfying way to explore.

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