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Old 04-06-2017, 01:34 PM
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Dear Actuaries,

Ive had a lifelong love of travel and have visited over 80 countries. I love sharing my pictures, stories, and advice with others so after years of dreaming about it, finally started my own travel blog. My travel leans towards the more adventurous and less usual destinations. Trips are low to mid budget and I will be sharing advice on how to save money.

Id like to ask a small favor to the actuaries that like to travel. Im going to a travel blogger convention in May and Im hoping to have at least 100 blog subscribers by that time. If you like travel and wouldnt mind getting an e-mail reminder 1-2 times a week when a new post is uploaded, would you consider subscribing to my blog? You can subscribe by entering your e-mail in the upper right and hit the pink subscribe button. Youll then need to confirm your subscription when they send a test e-mail to your inbox.

Heres the blog:

https://thehotflashpacker.com/





Here are some cool examples of articles youll get

Chernobyl in pictures:

https://thehotflashpacker.com/ukraine/


Cuba Independent People to People Travel:

https://thehotflashpacker.com/cuba/


A safari in North America snorkeling with Salmon & hanging out with a dozen grizzly bears:

https://thehotflashpacker.com/british-columbia/

Im also happy to answer any questions you have either via comments on the blog or here in the ActuarialOutpost. Thanks for reading!
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:39 PM
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Trips are low to mid budget and I will be sharing advice on how to save money.
you found the right audience :-p
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:43 PM
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you found the right audience :-p
I find ways to do cool stuff for lower budget. For example, a coworker was going to Norwegian islands to see polar bears. Cheapest trip was over $5K with airfare. I found a way to see polar bears for about $1K.

I also went on a 10 week african safari for about the price of the average 1-2 week luxury safari.
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I find the best way to save money on vacations is to look at other people's pictures and then use my imagination.
Planet Earth series works great as well.
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:41 PM
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I find the best way to save money on vacations is to look at other people's pictures and then use my imagination.
Planet Earth series works great as well.
You can look at other people's pictures by subscribing to my blog.
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I'll consider it.
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Oh man, you went snorkelling with the salmon? My buddy did that, says it was crazy. Afterwards, they hired a helicopter to fly them to the airport. My buddy is loaded .

Good luck at the conference. I've been to a travel blogger conference before - do some networking, because advertisers hand out a LOT of expensive crap to bloggers. The one I went to in Canada, the advertisers were handing out cross country rail passes, northern ontario bear hunt trips for a week, stuff like that. There's good money and perks in it .

I'll also drop you a link from a very strong (insurance company strong) website. LMK if you have a preference of anchor text.
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:58 PM
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The snorkeling with salmon was crazy. It was basically snorkeling down grade 2 rapids. There was no stopping if you wanted to. Giant Chinooks would zip by. Then I noticed something big and black above the water and discovered it was a black bear at the side of the river hunting for salmon! It wasn't really that close, but was still exciting. Also saw a seal swim by as I got into the estuary. You don't need to be loaded... it was about $100 for the 3 hour excursion.
Hopefully my blog will show you can be a 40's something, not in the best shape female and still do some crazy stuff!
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Subscribed - love to travel and nearing retirement, so there will be a lot more time soon.
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You don't need to be loaded... it was about $100 for the 3 hour excursion.
My buddy hired an ex-military helicopter to fly them from the hotel back to the airport. That was the loaded part . Like the salmon thing, I guess they just did it because it was a one time experience.

Just a note to others. Help a fellow community member out....if you have a website, drop them a link and give them some free google love.
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