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Name: Romel
Hometown: New Jersey, USA
Location: New Jersey, USA
Join Date: April 2, 2015
Contributions: ilovenewjersey has written about 31 places, shared 1,337 photos, left 382 comments, and smiled 2,447 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Lourdes, France
Sep 29, 2017 – Oct 4, 2017
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 3, 2017 – Oct 5, 2017
Avila, Spain
Oct 6, 2017 – Oct 7, 2017
» see all 20 future travel and dream destinations
Languages Spoken
English, Tagalog, some Spanish.
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
A lot! Maybe the Balloon ride in Kopadoccia, Turkey...I did it twice. Gondola ride in Venice, Beach in Boracay, Philippines and Cancun, Swiss alps, Papal audience with Pope Benedict in Vatican City, and many more.
Now that I have quit my full time job, I've been traveling extensively in the past (2) years, getting breaks in between trips and working per-diem hours as much as can to save for my next trip. I'll probably go back to working full time hours when I'll get tired of traveling... :-)

Life is short. I believe in enjoying, living safely, and making the most out of life. It doesn't have to be traveling. Some people/family/friends I know would love to stay home and do some gardening, or shop, or eat...or do whatever makes them happy. But for me, my concept of happiness is exploring the world and learning new experiences along the way... :-)

All these money, possessions I have in this life....I am NOT taking them with me in the next life, So, why save, and accumulate all these worldly stuff? I think saving some for emergencies should be enough. I have worked all my life, and I believe now is the time to spend them prudently just enough for the dough to last in my golden years... :-)

I have traveled with few Travel Buddies, and if somebody would ask me how my experiences were with fellow TB's...Honestly, it's a mix feeling. I really think it is a Hit or Miss kind-of-thing with whom you're traveling with. So there's really no specific answer to that question... I usually travel with my wife, but I also do a lot of solo traveling, and I would love to meet people who share the same passion as I it a "hit or miss" experience, I think it is still worth the experiences... :-)
spocklogic says:
That's great, Romel, and glad you found my journals on Xi'an useful/informative. Enjoy your time in Xi'an this coming November.
Posted on: Jul 09, 2017
spocklogic says:
Thanks, Romel, for the smiles on my "China - Shanghai, Xi'an, & Chengdu (Nov 14 - 30, 2014)" blog! Much appreciated.
Posted on: Jul 08, 2017
nolan says:
Looks like we will miss each other in Xian by about a month. And in the Philippines as well. But planning to go to the west coast in November.
Posted on: Jun 29, 2017
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ilovenewjersey's Travel Blogs

May 29, 2017 – Jun 10, 2017
Split, Croatia -› Montenegro -› …
Traveled with Wife and Son for (2) weeks. Fulfilling wife's Instagram wish-list of places to visit in the former Yugoslavia. Bo…
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Feb 14, 2017 – Apr 28, 2017
Traveled for more than two months by myself and meeting friends from TB. Words don't come easy describing these experiences/ad…
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Naples, Italy -› Capri, Italy -› …
Traveled for two weeks from Naples (6 nights), to Taormina(4 nights), then to Palermo (4 nights). The trip is mostly about our…
Overview 1,437 words 133 99 253
This blog was featured on Sunday May 22nd, 2016
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ilovenewjersey's Travel Reviews

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