I already have my tickets...

Marina in Aruba - I took this picture in Aruba, at Oranjestad. I loved the luxury of the sailboats and the whole stting. I took this picture for the friend who took me to Kunayala in his sailboad on January 2009.
@marguicha (82844)
Chile
December 8, 2010 8:43am CST
I have in my hands my Christmas gift for myself!!! I gathered my online earnings from these last months and bough a weeks or so ago the ticket to go to Aruba for 2 weeks in March. It all happened as in fairytales. I was not sure where or when to go as I am a little short of money this year.My shouder surgery cost me more that I thought it would and I had to have rehabilitation for a while. That´s why this year I went for vacations within my own country. I was talking about this with my kinesiologist. She had come to visit me. We became friends in spite of her being a little over my granddaughter´s age. She said she was planning to go to Aruba. I told her I could get her a timeshare week at less expense if she went with friends. And I also said I wanted to go to Aruba sometime. I was amazed! She asked this ol´witch whether we could go together! Of course I said yes. It´s a lot cheaper and it´s more fun. She checked for her vacations, even found a couple of her friend who will do with us for one week (cheaper still) and now I have to click and clic, post and post so that I have money for the stay. I´ll do it. I have done it other times. What will your own Christmas gift for you be? Is traveling a priority? Share!
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@doggydimon (1379)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Awwwww...indeed a fairytale for a traveler like us. What more can you ask for when traveling if you have the destination you wanted, the people who are with the same interest with you and most of all, it came in cheap. I will be ecstatic if that happened to me. Ever since my college years, traveling is a priority for me. I vowed to myself that I will go to 3 new places a year may it be local or international. With that in mind, I find it very fulfilling at the end of the year if that would have happened. So far it did happen. Hopefully it does continue until I grow old. hehehe... As for my Christmas gift, I am still waiting for a promo ticket for Seoul or Bali. hehehe... Have this interesting idea. Why don't we gather other fellow mylotters who loves to travel and plan for an annual travel to wherever that we had agreed upon. Don't you think that is nice? We finally got to meet and make this a community type thing. This will be fun and at the same time beneficial for us... :D
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
19 Dec 10
It would be a good idea. Actually that is what I am doing in this trip. I only know one of the 3 people that will go with me although we will meet before we start out.
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Cool! Wishing you a safe trip and more fun to come...Oh before that Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :D After your trip maybe we can plan a new one with other mylotters.
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
19 Dec 10
Thanks so much! And a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you too! I usually go to the western part of the world as air tickets are less expensive from where I live and I mostly travel with my online earnings.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
8 Dec 10
Oh, how wonderful!!! To be planning a vacation that will not only give you a lot of fun but also saving money as well... awesome!!! I'd LOVE to have someone tell me that same thing, especially to Aruba. I've wanted to go to Aruba for decades now, just because I think it's a really cool-sounding place... ah-RU-ba!!! If someone would say to me that they'd like to go with me, I'd be planning, saving, even packing early, just to be ready to go when the time came. LUCKY YOU!!! I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you'll have the money you need when the time comes. Please take lots of photos and share them here with all of us! What will be my own Christmas gift for myself? I couldn't say. Maybe it's making the decision to leave my husband in the Spring. I've given myself enough time to get everything arranged so I don't forget anything. My husband has been emotionally abusive to me for years now and making the decision to leave him has really lightened my heart. I have been staying with him purely for the convenience but I realized that this simply cannot continue. I'm working now on separating my stuff from his stuff and plan on seeing a lawyer in early Spring to draw up a separation agreement, prior to our divorcing. I really can't explain how this decision has lightened my heart! It's wonderful!!!
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
8 Dec 10
I remember a post about Christmas about how noone would help you or get interested in what you do. I´m sorry that you could not straighten up things . You know, there are plenty of peopel who would share expenses on a trip. I have done it many times. In fact, in this trip I know my kinesiologist (I would not call her a close friend though) and I will share lodgings with 2 other young women I have never met. I earn most of my vacation´s money by working online. Why don´t you start saving right now? So, when the time comes, you will be prepared.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
8 Dec 10
I am saving my online earnings. My husband laughs at the small amount of money I make online but it saved his butt awhile ago when he got a job after being unemployed for four months. He didn't even have the money to buy gas for his truck to get to work before he got his first paycheck and I let him use the money I had earned online. It definitely does come in handy! Yep, by next Spring or Summer, I should have a nice amount to spend on a trip somewhere special.
@maximax8 (27048)
8 Dec 10
Hello my dear friend. I am so happy to hear that you have been able to afford to buy a return flight to Aruba. It was a shame that your shoulder surgery cost you more than you had imagined. I know that you are very keen on traveling and you do all you can to make enough on line earnings to go off traveling. It is lovely that you will be able to share you accommodation with some friends of yours. I have booked my flight for 2011 and I am hoping my trip will go ahead. Given the experience of the striking action of the airline that I booked to go to Vancouver on this year it made me nervous in the weeks leading up to my trip. I hope that you will have a magical and wonderful time in sunny Aruba in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Hug.
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
8 Dec 10
Hi Maxine, As you know, this is not the first time I go to Aruba. But this will be a new experience as people go as I will be sharing accomodations with 3 young women. As it is an aparthotel, I will be doing the cooking (I love that) and the girls will do the dish washing and all that. It´s going to be a 2 week vacation and I hope we can reant a car for a day so we can visit places I don´t know in the Island. Take care!
@maximax8 (27048)
10 Dec 10
I know that you really love it in Aruba and sharing the accommodation with the girls will be excellent. Yes, I hope you will be able to hire a car to see more of the island. In two weeks you will be able to see a lot and enjoy your time there.
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
11 Dec 10
I hope we can hire a car at least a couple of days. If we do it when we are foyur of us (the first week) it will be very cheap.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
9 Dec 10
My gift for myself... hmm.. I'm thinking of the screen printing machine, or just some books. I won't be traveling yet this year.. maybe/hopefully next year, we'll see. I hope you have a safe and amazing trip!
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
9 Dec 10
I know I´ll have fun and I will be safe. This is my 5th or 6th vacation in Aruba and every time it has been awesome!!! Now I am traveling with a new friend and 2 friends of her. It will be fun. They have never been there so I´ll show them around.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
9 Dec 10
I better go visit there one day then.
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 10
Tires or eyeglasses, but I am boring. :D Actually Dearra has to have teeth pulled, both before and after Christmas, so I don't expect we'll be doing a whole lot more than going to my dad's and then maybe a few days in Reno or Las Vegas...
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
8 Dec 10
I hope your $20 at the casino multiply, dawn! You sure need it! My husband always said that each child costed more that buying a mansion
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 10
Bla, stupid casinos...
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
11 Dec 10
That sounds so good; I love it when things work out like that! You are meant to go that’s sure! We are going away for a week in January within our own country, to the other side to visit family. I’ve been saving my online earnings to pay for my two precious cats to stay in a really nice cattery when we go away so you could say that is my Christmas present because it will nice to go without worrying about them!
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
11 Dec 10
I´m glad it is working for you too, paula. I think online earning does help you get these small luxuries. My site trading has worked fine this year and I have at least a couple of active referrals at every good site . So the pennies keep on coming
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@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
So keep up the good vacation in you be good to others as well us to your trip.
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
9 Dec 10
I will have fun. And I´m going with 3 very young women so I imagine I´m going to be a sort of surrogate mother
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
9 Dec 10
that's great... i haven't actually get my christmas present yet for this year... but it is OK... i already count my blessings from God everyday as my presents and actually i feel that the One who should be receiving the presents during Christmas is Jesus as we celebrate His birthday... enjoy your trip and have fun... take care and have a nice day...
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
19 Dec 10
I love to sing "Joy to the World/ the Lord is come"
8 Dec 10
The best Christmas gift for me would be if my mother was cured of cancer. It effects her life a lot and I love her so much, other than that i would like to take my sister on holiday to Spain. I definately think traveling is a priority.
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
9 Dec 10
How I understand you, darkrang! I lost a grandson ten years ago to cancer and it is not easy to get over it. I have been twice in Spain and I love it. The last time I went I got to see the beautiful south with the arabic wonders that are still left to see.
@primeaque86 (7967)
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
I am so glad knowing that my friend. At least after the surgery last few months you will have another vacation. You are earning a lot more bigger than me online, that i can see. I can understand because you are introduced to online earnings much earlier. I am really saving every few cents left here for my daily expenses and i am trying to get the very first minimum payout i get in one month posting here at lot. I receive two payments in the prev. Month but i have earned them several months before i reach 20. Yet now i reduced it to 10. Maybe a portable player, hahaha, simple as that my friend, i just took the opportunity looking at the nice places when i got some long distance trip.
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
8 Dec 10
As you say, I have been earning online for a long time. And myy only two secrets after trying hard is not to invest and to trade sites with other people. With only two direct referrals in each site, you cashout twice as fast . I hope your player will be in your hands soon. It´s so wonderful when you get something you hadn´t expected! I think we all need some luxury in our libves, no matter how poor we are. Take care!
@clarkent (18)
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
that's great! I hope you enjoy your trip. As for me, I haven't buy any gift for myself yet. I wanted to travel, yes! I just don't have the luxury of time and money yet. But I wanted to go outside the country, go to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or even Hongkong. :)
@marguicha (82844)
• Chile
8 Dec 10
I hope you can have at least a couple of days off during the holidays. I believe that is part of health.
21 Dec 10
I love to travel so the idea of a trip to Aruba sounds wonderful - I hope you have a lovely time! One day hopefully it will be somewhere I will get to visit too! x