As most of you folks know, you can’t really get a mountain/sea view by driving 3 hours out of Toronto. So when I am in LA, I try to maximize my time to see as much as possible by doing road trips. What I love about LA is that you can get into totally different scenery by driving a couple of hours. This past weekend we decided to make our way up north to Santa Barbara, which is also known as the American Riviera… after my visit I can see why. Imagine the most picturesque white houses with red Spanish roofs, beautiful vegetation and flowers, and the dramatic backdrop of the mountains lined with palm trees. It’s such a cool, hip, and artsy town that makes you not want to leave.
As some of you may know, I have just completed a post-grad certificate in IT Business Analysis (told you I don’t just travel!). I love it when I can take things that I learned in the classroom and apply them directly to everyday life.
The new year is right around the corner and everyone is setting up new goals to conquer in 2017. But how often do we see/experience goals not getting accomplished or only get worked on in January?
When I thought about setting my new year’s goals, I started to list stuff like this:
- I want to work out more
- I want to cook more
- I want to broaden my career path
But then I stopped myself, and thought about what my professor would constantly say.
“Make sure your requirements are testable, traceable, and verifiable”
That’s right! How can I say I actually worked out more when there are no success criteria?
The #1 question I get asked is how I can afford to travel as much as I do. I think I’ve got the art of finding the best flight deals and scoring free flights down so I wanted to share my tips hoping to help some of you.
The short answer is I don’t just travel and have fun all the time but what I don’t publish on my social media is when I’m at work, hustling, so I can fund all the adventures I want to have. The long answer is, I live for good deals and so it’s natural for me to dig to find the best deals on flights. I decided to write them down here, hoping to help some of you out there. Here it is: