It all started when…
My parents would take my sisters and I on several trips within the United States and the Dominican Republic growing up. For the most part it would be to either visit family or tag along on my parent’s business trips. This triggered the travel bug within me.
When it came to trips with my family it needed two things: strategic planning and money. As much as I wanted to travel it couldn’t happen as often as I wanted with my family. At 16, I took matters into my own hands and I convinced my parents to let me enroll in the French Alliance of Santo Domingo. Now I was not there to just learn French, but I wanted to see how comfortable I was traveling by myself. Three words: I loved it!
As a result…
At 20, I made the decision to travel to a new city every year moving forward. I’ve been traveling ever since. At that time I was in college and working part-time. However, with much planning, saving, deals and budgeting I have managed to make my passion of travel come alive. In the past 4 years, I have been able to travel to at least 20 countries, 10 states and 3 continents so far.
I have been traveling quite frequently over the past 4.5 years and my friends and family would often say something along the lines of where is Persis? With my boyfriend’s help we brainstormed some names for my site and wheresmypers.com was born.
My Goal: Traveling has been a life changing experience for me and I would like to share that with you. I know many people with desires to travel, but don’t think it’s possible due to fear, cost, uncertainty and more. I want to help encourage you to make that special trip come true with all the information I know.
Persis (Per-sis – sounds like Purses), my parents named me after their friend with the name Persida. It is of Greek origin, but is also in the Bible described as working hard in the Lord .
Embrace the travel experience, both the good and the bad. Most of us want to have a great trip, with little to no problems. However, sometimes things happen and we have to adjust. The bad experiences can change a trip for sure, but with any experience good or bad you can learn something from it.
Being from New York City, I live a fast paced life so I really look forward to relaxing. I want to have a fun time filled with activities, but at the same time I want time to slow down, reflect and appreciate where I’m at.
Honestly, it depends. I noticed that where you come from can influence the idea of what safety means to you. Your level of tolerance can vary. Nonetheless, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel, just keep two things in mind at all times in your travels:
I highly recommend doing a solo travel at least once in your life. I believe we all need to continuously learn about ourselves. Traveling alone will definitely do that for you. Now will you like it? You may or may not, but with every experience you go through, you can gain something from it.
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