Not that many people travel to another country. A trip to Mars is becoming a reality. Presently it is a one way trip. There have been over 200,000 applications filled and only a handful of people have been accepted into the program. There is much to consider before taking this one way trip. Those traveling to Mars will be the pioneers for colonizing on this planet. Traveling to Mars is expected to occur in 2024. I used to think about the trips I wanted to take, and now I take them. I highly recommend a day trip or overnight trip with good friends. Go on – start planning that friend-cursion now, so when the country opens up from the lock-down, you’ll be ready to hit the road, or the skies, with your best friends. A trick from the locals about going to SDC, in the hot of the day, go on the Lost River and then visit the Saloon for one of the cancan shows. (There are other shows, but the Saloon show is the best.) They keep the shows air conditioned, so between that and the wet clothes from the water ride you’ll soon be shivering.

Travel tip number one would be to get good insurance, I haven’t been to Nepal but Tibet is very similar and health care is pretty basic by our standards in a lot of places and the altitude sure takes some getting used to if you are a coastal dweller :). Travel light and be prepared to enjoy the people and the country and you will have a ball especially if you make an effort to meet the locals. The next morning, after my travel companions and I travel insurance had a tasty dinner down at the lodge and spent a night in the canoer cabins, we finished organizing our gear, transferring canned foods to reusable plastic containers (because cans aren’t allowed in the Boundary Waters-read the BWCAW rules ) and watched the Boundary Waters Leave No Trace video. Then Bonnie issued us our permit, fitted us for PFDs and paddles, and we loaded our gear and boats for the shuttle to our entry point on Bearskin Lake.