Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wanna go to Utah?

This summer I spent a lot of time moping around wishing I was in Europe on a study abroad like most of my friends. Then one day a thought occurred to me. People come from all over the world to see Utah. Have you ever been to Moab in the summer? 

(Here's a flattering picture of my sister and I in Moab once upon a few years ago.)

It’s swamped with tourists. People who already live in cool places like Germany and China and New Zealand actually come to America to visit a place I’ve lived for years! This epiphany changed my entire outlook on travel. While I’m struggling to make ends meet as a college student I can focus on visiting places a few hours away from me that are internationally cool. Just because I’m not leaving the United States of America, doesn’t mean I can’t see anything worthwhile. 

So I decided to take a closer look at my surroundings. I know almost nothing about making travel plans and I’m probably the worst navigator I know. While browsing the travel site, I discovered a unique feature called “work with an expert.” 

Basically anyone can look through a list of qualified professional adventurers, find the one who specializes in what they are interested in the most, and ask them for help along the way! These people range from ski bums to business management wiz’s who can aid prospective travelers in their dream vacation. Obviously if I were in a position to spend money on a glitzy getaway to Park City I would find this service extremely appealing. 

Even so, it seems like the experts listed would have extensive knowledge on the most basic of travel needs in Utah as well. And they just make everything sound so fun and inviting. I love that you can tell that they are really passionate about what they do. I get the feeling these “vacationroosters” legitimately want to help, which is pretty great. 

I guess the point I’ve been trying to make is that there are thousands of places worth traveling to in the United States. Even if they don’t involve a mouse who wears red pants. There are adventures to be had in Utah and the great southwest and there are people ready and willing to tell you all about it! Seems like a pretty great job if you ask me.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sweatpants are the only thing that fits me right now

Remember when I blogged about losing weight and I was all "YEAH DUDES I'M TOTES GONNA START CONTROLLING MYSELF" Well. That hasn't been happening. At all. I will seriously think to myself "Meh. I really WANT a coke right now so. I'm gonna get one." Or "I really LOVE fries and ice cream and stuff so I'm going to eat it and then tweet about it and it tastes SO GOOD! So who cares!" Then I try to wear my pants and they don't fit.

Basically, I thought I was going to get motivated once summer rolled around, but I'm just really really NOT motivated. At all. I fully understand that my pants don't fit and that I look like a giant next to certain people in pictures, but I also fully understand how much I love fast food and hate to cook.

So. I mean. I guess what I'm saying is I have plans to become the next Rosanne Barr? I don't even know. I'm just in a place where I don't care enough to change drastically and I'm in denial I guess.

Just wanted to let you guys know in case you were wondering how all that was coming along.