5 Benefits Of Travel for Women Over 40

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[Music] any charges today I'd like to talk to you about some of the benefits of
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traveling when you're over 40 so if you're kind of assumes that when you travel the younger you are the better
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experiences you have the more you'll do it's actually entirely not the case well it might be the case but it's up to you
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to do whatever it is that you want to do however what I really found in the last kind of 10 or 15 years of traveling is
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that being over 40 this has been such a bonus there's been a few things the first thing the number one thing is that
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you kind of invisible honestly I really didn't notice until I was actually doing an overland trip in Africa another years
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ago and one of the girls on the truck was younger oh I'm very attractive and and she joined you know I didn't you
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know the only things we would go places together be a few of us kind of thing and I really really noticed them that I
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was pretty much invisible like everyone just assumed I was someone else's mum which I don't care oh but for from like
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a traveling perspective um you know I thought I was free she couldn't walk around and you know in markets people
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just come let me live that don't worry about me the other thing too is that you know I'm reasonably heavy so
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I'm just this kind of middle-aged woman that's just kind of wandering around every guy loose so I was really really
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good visible and as soon as I've noticed it I realize it and it'd be like that way for quite a few years and I remember
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when I was doing my 20s and even early 30s traveling and no matter where you go there's always someone that's trying to
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show you something or you know a tour or you know souvenirs or just anything and they follow you and they harass you and
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I really discovered that now that I'm older it's assumed that I have a lot of travel experience now in this case I
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actually do but using the same scenario I actually met a woman in Spain and we did a couple of days together just kind
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of traveling and she was also my age she was German and it was a very first time she ever left Germany so she never left
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Germany before she was 15 and it was the same thing people just assumed that because she was older she had experience
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and I just didn't try and do any kind of creating new drama we did I though I was just it was really really cool that
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moment that I went yeah like I'm not a young person you can be talked into things I'm an older person who is how do
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you say no and happy to mean it and you know my tone of voice obviously is good
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you know that's not your place if you haven't got one you're going to develop it you really do like you can't you
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can't kind of any semblance of any kind of amusement smile interest you know you've got to look a hundred percent
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ahead and look just look almost angry so you gotta go anyway moving on so the same thing that I've discovered that is
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really good for tea is that personally I I don't care about stuff like I did when I was in my twenties uh you know like I
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really have makeup on I always have like a tinted moisturizer that Merson because it's just a really nice moisturizer that
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I found it's really lightweight and has a sunscreen in it and it just by accident once I bought the tinted one
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and I actually liked it better it was an awesome what sure Reza so I've stuck with that but apart from that you will
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almost never see me in my videos and stuff you'll never see me with makeup on very very rarely you know I think you
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know when I was in Nashville you know I did it to go to the O P one night and you know maybe the other thing like that
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but it's just it's not something that matters to me and that really when I was in Costa Rica a few years ago
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and I was just Daniel hostile and it was just a little room with three beds and I was the first person in there put myself
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at the bed and off my bed and I was gonna wonder when to have some lunch when I came back and there was a young
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girl she was probably mid 20 so I'd say and a lot of young girl moon I've worked at we're doing the same things the next
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day we're going to the ziplining people the day and and I'm hiking the following day I won't have you and you know I
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never kind of suggest that we kind of join up initially because it does freak a lot of younger people out that you
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know that they just would feel like I had them on with them so I never kind of do that really someone's my own age I
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might kind of say oh do every birth feel like it maybe we'll share a cab or something but I didn't do it because you
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know being kind of young girls kind of thought she probably would want to be alright I've got some other young people
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and then in the morning when we got up I got up went to the loo and came back and I was just kind of getting my pack ready
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for the day my tech backups putting my stuff in and she kind of said and you might as well use the bathroom and I
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said yeah you go through 40 minutes she was in the bathroom for 40 minutes and she came out and I swear she heard
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she had like kind of had that was because they liked mine but it was this beautiful smooth straight
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she had a go to her a straightener she had a full face makeup and I mean full face makeup and I'm like and I thought
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you know what good on you either whatever you feel that you need to do but that is 40 minutes of my life I
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would never give back and that just does not matter to me anymore so normally has a older person I'm
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saving 40 minutes a day probably 40 minutes exact experience no matter whether my hair is just tie back
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and I don't have any makeup on or whether I have beautiful hair and fully made up face it's not gonna change one
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iota the experience I have that day so what would I bother I'm not going to that's just me the
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third thing I've noticed is that I am much more confident in my ability to say no my ability to walk away and my
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ability to try really hard if I need to so I won't I've never been someone who gives up easily I must admit that I'm I
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think determined is a word a lot of people used to describe me but I found that as I've got older that applies to a
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wide range of scenarios so for example rune Vietnam four years ago – a long time ago now and I've seen in the
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markets these um do newcomers so I feel estranged have – no it's um you know it's like think will they put on your
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bed so it's you have what the inner part that would be like down or acrylic or whatever and then there's like a cover
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that goes over the top of it so the whole thing we call it Doudna which I don't really think about it but that's
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what we call it so I guess it confident if you're from the US or I quilt what about anyway I saw this these
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covers in the market and they were just pure white with like self embroidery white embroidery on them and it was just
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like and the leggings are imported it was like flowers I don't dance to stop me but this was really kind of why
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filigree almost it was just you but that was lovely and I'd seen early that I've seen a woman in a cafe and she
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bought one and she paid $35 for I think Annika member that was Australian in West but I mean was there five dollars
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in people so I'm you know a fairly affordable and I can't I just have a bit of a sly look you know kind of walking
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past and I spotted this one I really liked and and I saw the woman in she posted over $60 and artists was like no
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I just don't want to spend much money I liked it but I'll go Jenica right now I am I don't need another one so I just
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kind of figured if I can get over 30 bucks I'll get it that's fine so she said 60
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and I just at all you know we're kind of never in the ballpark thanks anyway I kind of walked off and Brian how to get
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me and because he had gone somewhere ever trying to catch a trying or something here we kind of had to hurry
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so we come hurried away and then I thought when we come back I'll have another look so he had a day I came back
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I don't know if I'm going to do it I'm going to go to Sam's store because she was the woman I really talked to so I
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went there and I kind of talked to her about it and she was no firm only $60 and I just said well thank you very much
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I really appreciate your time but I'm just not prepared to spend $30 was my maximum say thanks very much I'll just
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leave oh and I meant to leave it I wasn't trying to negotiate but I worked out that you just have to be really nice
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to people really honest to people just because you want to $30 doesn't mean you have the right to it with any dollars or
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that she's even going to come down that low and I really hate shopping I hope you guys
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and I just I do want to do it I was like 30 boxes here I don't get it for that but she was
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16 I thought she's not gonna come down half so you know maybe 40 put my jesting one has been that much money and I was
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right at the end of our trip and you know my budget was getting a bit thin and she kind of chased me laughter I
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Western and I just turned around and I very calmly said well I really appreciate it I do but I mean I'm not
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trying to go she ate $30 was my maximum and clearly I can I sell it to me for that and that's why that's no challenge
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but I'm not interested thank you very much worse 30 years ago I probably would have just kept walking
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and ignored her or want to be rude to uh but I wouldn't have been nice about it I wouldn't have explained to myself and
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then at the end of the day yeah you know five o'clock she wouldn't remember this kind of like really tall kind of voice
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remembers because I'm really tall this weird Australian woman who was very abrupt to her and I just discovered that
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I learned over the years that's just not a way to treat people I was never rude or aggressive or
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anything like that but I never was at I mean I never explained myself and I was never pleasant about it I'd just be like
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oh thank you and off I'd go and I would just walk speedily very far so they couldn't catch me who taught Long Legs
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more but but you have to still be nice to people like it's still a nice thing to say and explain to them why no we're
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never going to get there so that they kind of know the next person isn't just maybe trying to rob them they maybe are
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trying to go she ate I just wanted her to know I wasn't trying to be rude I wasn't trying to cut short
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I just didn't want to spend much money well offing they had a lunch and then we came back and she came running across
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the street with this dunya cover and said forty dollars and once again I was like look I'm not tryna go she ate I
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just I don't want to spend more than thirty dollars it was just how much I was happy to spend I'm not happy to
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spend any more than that so thank you thank you but no so I kept walking so she timer in the front thirty five
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and then I'm sitting here thinking I quibbling with this woman over five dollars five dollars like my challenges
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are God my life insurance is getting expensive you know my health insurance is $300 a month her challenges are she's
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defeated kids tonight and pay them in on a stall that princess supplemented with a $5 and she shook my
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hand and gave me a hug and said thank you so much I mean being very nice to deal with and empathic English and I
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really thought that's the difference that is a difference so I really learned as I've got older to be nice to people
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pop from the times that you need to travel face but you know if you're negotiating with someone and you don't
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want to pay explain to them why shame so thank you very much back walk away don't just didn't think about it which I
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probably want to tell you my twenties the other thing I think that I've learned which is what we know is that
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the Sun goes the other direction I'm happy to just go know and walk away I've always been a no person I've always
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can just say no I never feel the need to give a reason know is a moment you go to and so my dad used to say that to us all
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the time we don't really need to say yes Bobby always taught me explain no and I think I still do but not younger but
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I can do a know I can do a really firm no and no in a trouble face combined yet no one's chasing me down the street and
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that's the other advantage is they know that at this age they a like I mentioned earlier assume that you had trouble
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experience and B so you are really good this you to be alright and B you're not your firm note is a
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firm no they know they're not going to talk you into it like they are when you're 20 you're like there's been times
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actually probably not many I must have meant because if I'm gonna say no that's it it's no but Brad in particular used
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to are you see say these crazy processor people they feel like you know it for $25 do you like four bucks like it'd be
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four bucks I mean like don't do that because now they think that's a starting point and
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then just for them well even now like I'm not that I would ever do that because I kind of thing zero but if I
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did I feel like they're very much convinced that my answer is my answer and I'm not going to be swayed so that's
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been really really going on with my I'm actually in the bathroom relay because it houses life is kind of open and kind
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of Queen set aside so you can either try be going far past past past past past yeah um so I mean the bottom is this
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reason if I go ahead so yeah I bought my body bikes someone's going crazy so I apologize
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about that but yeah they're the biggest four things I've found actually there's probably under five as well is I have
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the ability to prioritize really well now so even though I travel always on a budget I'm always always on a budget and
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I really do watch my pennies while I watch my pennies I know where I can save it and I know where I should spend it so
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for example you know I'm traveling in I can think of a good example where were in Botswana we're kind of over landing
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on the truck and you have an option not so much on the west coast once you kind of get through the southern and eastern
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side all the places we stop at campsite there's also like little dreams as well so you have the opportunity to pay for
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the rooms you want to get out of your tent what have you and I did that quite a few times I must admit specially when
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the weather was rubbish I really felt like that was a bonus that oh I could do what I wanted but I didn't do it as much
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as I would have liked because that gave me the ability to prioritize my funds so that when we got to do come in the Delta
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I could pay my 250 bucks us and do the fly over the Delta and things like that so I'm not going to go whitewater
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rafting bungee jumping skydiving wherever I'm anywhere because I've done all those things and I'm not gonna throw
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money at doing something again just because it's an experience in another country that just doesn't make sense to
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me but what I would do is like I say I bought a ticket to the Opry on opening night of CMA week in Nashville kind of
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thing and I don't even like country music but I want and want this experience I'm never gonna have
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and I got there in insieme we quite accident I didn't even know we'll see in a week and then it went on to me about
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the ovary I don't know when the chance was so expensive it was sold out anyway I was like well that's not gonna happen
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and then I realized it was CMA week and the cheese tonight was the opening night at the oprea so I got on StubHub and I
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think it was $200 but I paid $200 an hour web and was awesome Oh like Coachella I did Coachella a
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couple years ago and I had to buy the ticket before I left Australia and you bought it about six months out you don't
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even know who the lineup is at this point and I could only get a VIP ticket for the weekend I wanted to go and it
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was $900 us but in one I bought it and it was the best thing either gene because of your hair it was awesome
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right next to the main stage clean toilets three toilets you know they don't you know to wine are but it
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was really cool I would recommend anybody if you gather through the whole story day and you're gonna give it a
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really good nut butter we have beer ticket but these are the things that I feel now I can do and then there's other
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things I won't do like you know have my own coffee you know I can wherever I'm anywhere I
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always can bought it a lot of people they could have a coffee make my travel mug and off I go so I'm not spending
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five bucks a day somewhere on coffee like and so I find I really as I've got older prioritizing stuff has become much
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easier it's much more automatic and I feel like I end up with heaps more out of it so that's kind of helped you to
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think about yourself traveling over 40 you know you don't need the things you did when you're 20 you're ashamed you've
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got more experience you are relatively invisible which is pretty cool and you have normally maybe a little bit of
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extra in or a little bit of extra savings or a job to go back to or something that's
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going to help you out to make those kind of financial decisions not just while you're saving but while you're on the
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road as well let me know any comments anything I missed because you know always been something and I will see you
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next week I think it's going to be a destination you actually so I'll see you there

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