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Issue #043, July 4, 2015 - The 3 stages of pleasure & what happens when you lose your passport
July 04, 2015
Dear VIA (Very Important Adventuress)

The three stages of pleasure

This week I spent time looking through a box of old travel photos from the sixties and seventies.

Thinking about travel photos led me to the conclusion that there are Three Stages of Pleasure.

Stage One is the pleasure of planning the trip. Tour or solo? How will you get there? How long will you be there? What will you do there? What will you wear? Ah, the pleasure of the anticipation!

Stage Two is the pleasure of being there, doing the activity. Enjoying being “right here, right now.” Ah, the pleasure of the doing!

Stage Three is the pleasure of remembering the moments and the fun you had. Looking at the photos, sharing them with friends, talking about what you did, who you met, what you ate, what you saw, etc. Ah, the pleasure of the reminiscing!

The Three Stages of Pleasure can apply to lots of other things besides travel, such as weddings, first dates, going on a picnic, seeing your favorite musician in concert or seeing your first child off to college.

What stage of pleasure are you in right now?

What happens when you lose your passport

For two years, Joyce and I planned our Grand Circle Discover South America vacation.

And on the fourth day of our long-anticipated adventure, in Puerto Montt, Chile, she lost her passport! CLICK HERE to read what happened next.

Happy “revolution” day,


—Carolyn V. Hamilton, Editor and Chief Adventuress

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