When people often ask me what I do for a living and I tell them, I have an online magazine plus fitness businesses in the United States and in Europe also, I often get the usual “WOW” or “You are so lucky, you can travel a lot”!
I think, I am blessed and fortunate to live the life that I do, but I also give up a lot of things that most people don’t consider. So when somebody says “I am lucky” my response is “I believe that hard work, combined with a vision and faith, luck has nothing to do with it!”
Yes I enjoy travelling a lot, especially between the United States and Europe. Travel is fun! When the pilot says on the plane: “Enjoy your flight” , I take it serious. I really do enjoy my flight. Such a great experience! Landing in a different country, learning more about the culture, meeting people, discovering the beautiful nature or the cosmopolitan cities are all should be in everybody’s life.
Today (Sept 27.) is the World Tourism Day. It was created by the United Nations to highlight the importance of travel in global understanding and commerce. Over the past six decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, and it has become one of the fastest growing and most important economic sectors in the world, benefiting destinations and communities worldwide. International tourist arrivals worldwide have grown from 25 million in 1950 to nearly 1.2 billion in 2015. Similarly, international tourism revenues earned by destinations around the world have grown from 2 billion US dollars in 1950 to 1260 trillion in 2015. The sector represents an estimated 10% of the world’s GDP and 1 in 10 jobs globally.
Be a part of it, find time and make it happen! There are so many million beautiful places in the World to see!
If you – just like me – are very goal oriented, you can make it happen! Set a goal and work for it, nothing is impossible! So next time, when the pilot says: “Enjoy your flight!” take it serious and enjoy your travel!
Marianna Jackson , Las Vegas, Nevada