Psychology of Travel

Travel Stress Mess
Travel Stress Mess

OMG, yesterday was the one-month countdown to our trip and excitement isn’t what we’re feeling right now!

All of a sudden the reality of a year away is sinking in and we’re feeling stressed, a high level of anxiety, we’re short tempered and mix that with a little excitement we’re powder kegs of emotions- not how we thought we’d be feeling.  My brain doesn’t focus either. Yesterday I went to the bank to make a deposit, got a receipt and walked away.  I got to my truck and just happened to take another look at my wallet, something was missing.  Shit, I left my debit card in the machine.  I ran back to the ATM and it was still open- ‘would you like to make another transaction?’  Thank god I didn’t drive off, someone could have cleaned out my account.

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The Schengen Visa and how long you can travel visa free in Europe

Mykonos, Greece
The windmills at Mykonos, Greece

How Long can you travel in Europe or the Schengen zone visa Free?

What is a Schengen Visa?  Many people have asked after hearing about our application to remain in Italy for a period beyond the allowed 90 day stay.  Most had never heard of Schengen before and commented ‘how would they know’, ‘maybe you are being too diligent at following the rules’, ‘I never heard of that before’ and asked ‘what could happen if you stayed longer’?  Well, big brother knows all and you don’t want to mess around, here’s why;

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