There’s an assortment of monumental headline-worthy current events I could reference for you right now that seem to be urging Americans to stay put. Economy, elections…need I say more?  Reading Beth’s post today about the possible impact of this whole scenario on travel set my mental wheels in motion.

For me, travel is not a luxury to be dispensed of during times of economic hardship and political upheaval. Instead, it takes on a deeper sense of importance. I budget for travel each year as part of my continuing self-education fund, an annual expense I am willing to take on because I feel that it’s a personal investment. Responsible travel also means that you are supporting things like community development and environmental preservation around the world.

While some folks are suffering financial hits from the current state of our economy, many of us are coming through more or less okay and will stay at a relatively stable financial state.  In other words, we can still travel. And we should.

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