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Raised by 45 people in 26 months
Jerlyn M. Thomas  BROOKLYN, NY
The week after my birthday (my birthday is 02/19), I plan to head to the airport take a trip within budget to a place that I've never been. I'm figuring out logistics as to where I'll stay at the time that I purchase the ticket.

• Will have to be a country that I've never been to out of 3-5 options.
• Decision will have to be within 2-3 hours just in case I have to go through security.
• Flight's duration can be up to 8 hours if necessary.
• I'm packing my bikini and running shoes just in case in my carry on.
• I'll have my passport (but can't go somewhere where a visa is required)
• Will have my chargers, sketchbook and camera to document.
• Will book hotel on my way before flight takes off.



I'm not much of a drinker so, I know most of my friends love to celebrate by purchasing me drinks on my birthday. So, I'd prefer if that money goes to this trip. 

So, cocktails/beer/etc in NYC could run anywhere from $5 to $20. So, pretend you're purchasing one.

I'm pretty frugal so whatever isn't spent is going straight to my charity of choice (Girls on the Run).

After or during the trip, I'll document how it went. 

Why am I doing this? Life's short and this is a perfect time to do this since I'm single.

Regardless of whether this works or not, your suggestions and well wishes are encouraged!
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Update 5
Posted by Jerlyn M. Thomas
25 months ago
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It seems to be ok to travel to any Caribbean country as long as you stay less than 90 days.
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Update 4
Posted by Jerlyn M. Thomas
26 months ago
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I wanted to give an update:

I started researching countries to see which ones requires a VISA or not. There are some that you can be denied. However, I came across the Schengen Agreement which lists 26 European countries if that's the option I get.

The countries include: Austria
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

I'm going to look at other countries that might take 8 hours to fly to. Stay tune :-D! Less than 20 days to go!
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Update 3
Posted by Jerlyn M. Thomas
26 months ago
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Great news! Vacation is approved! I've narrowed the dates for this trip. Now to do some planning on what I should pack and finalize the budget. More details will be on http://www.designladynyc.com
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Update 2
Posted by Jerlyn M. Thomas
26 months ago
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Thanks so much everyone! Still waiting for confirmation of my vacation time. I'll be reminding my boss today. I don't want this trip to be delayed by more than 1 week from my birthday.
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$1,285 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 26 months
Created January 14, 2015
Jerlyn M. Thomas  
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$20
Christine DeLuca
25 months ago

I just follow u on Instagram and have yet to meet u in person (yankeegirl51680) but I think this is a fantastic idea! Have a drink on me!

CS
$15
Carlos Sanchez
25 months ago

Enjoy your trip! Have tons of fun!

GM
$10
Gerard Matthew
25 months ago

Cheers! Happy Birthday...your energy and take on life is just amazing

$5
Anonymous
25 months ago
HD
$10
Hillary van dyke
25 months ago

Happy birthday!

$100
Anonymous
25 months ago
$100
James Cordero
25 months ago

Happy Birthday Love!!! I hope you have a great time!!!

MM
$25
Miguel Melendez
25 months ago

Happy Birthday!! Have a blast!!

CD
$50
Cal Darling
25 months ago

Happy Birthday! Go. Experience.

$25
Michele Berardi
25 months ago

Happy Bday !!! Enjoy

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