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No More Summer Blues

- Kelsey

Hello there! My name is Kelsey and I live in a small town in Southern Kentucky. I’ve been traveling since I was a toddler and I adore it. However, not having the resources to travel far and wide whenever I please, I instead like to find alternatives that give me a similar thrill. For example, just one week into summer a friend and I decided that our summer was already a bore. The next day we made plans to wake up early, play soccer, and get a late breakfast. That wasn’t enough so on a whim we decided to drive up to the nearest city to hang out at the mall, eat frozen yogurt, and then finish the day off by roller skating. The total cost of that trip was no more than $20 between the both of us plus gas money!

How? You might ask.

Well it’s easier than you may think! Once in the city, we went to the mall and just had fun walking around and spending time together. We also took advantage of the free cosmetic samples malls like to hand out. After that, we went to a frozen yogurt shop that lets you sample as many flavors (and almost as much) as you want! The best part is, if you only wanted $1 worth of frozen yogurt they would do that for you! Anyway, after getting some frozen yogurt we left to go roller skating and on that day it only cost us $2 admission per person.

It might not sound like much but I truly felt like we seized the day. Traveling doesn’t have to be extravagant. A simple day trip by yourself or with friends can do the trick and honestly, in some ways it can be just as invigorating as a trip to somewhere exotic. So all I have left to say is:

 

 How will you carpe diem (seize the day)?

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