New Year's Day 2018. I woke up in one of the most amazing cities in the world: Dubai! I concluded my year of adventure with a bucketlist experience to one of the most exciting cities in the world. I took 16 other people with me too as part of my annual signature group trip! We had a blast. Too much fun. There was dune bashing, and camel riding, and riding all the way to the top of the Burj Khalifia, still the tallest building in the world.
After spending a week in Dubai, I realized this was a city of many firsts. Every where you turned, there was a sign saying it was biggest, tallest, widest, longest, etc...in the world. You see, it's hard to be in Dubai and not think I'm in the land of the biggest and the best. The whole city is dominated by new development and expansive projects. And so of course I started dreaming big and it was all Dubai's fault!!
Back to New Year's Day...I woke up and counted my blessings and started to think about the year ahead. How was 2018 going to be different than 2017? I thought about it long and hard. I wanted a new theme to help me stay on track for the new year. (I gave up on resolutions a few years ago and instead opted for a more holistic goal-setting approach with a theme). And then it hit me that EXPANSION was the word that I wanted to take on in 2018. Being in Dubai really helped me to visualize that word. Everything was expanding in Dubai and I wanted a year of growth and expansion. I wanted to widen my circle, broaden my influence, expand my mindset and my businesses.
My year of expansion will include even more stamps on my passport and modern luxury trip opportunities for my friends and family. I can't wait to visit South Africa for the first time this year and go on my first safari! Travel is a perfect "expansion" project because there's so much world to see! I'm so excited about what's next for DS Traveler. Follow me on this wonderful year of expansion in travel!
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