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2012 Apocalypse Travel Challenge

Nostradamus and the Mayans have warned us ...

According to the Mayan calendar, the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM Universal Time marks the completion of a number of converging cycles - the 5,125 year Great Cycle of the Ancient Maya Long Count Calendar. With the completion of the 26,000 year Precession of the Equinoxes cycle, some say it also signifies the end of another 104,000 year cycle. Many believe that some catastrophic event will end the world as we know it.

StonehengeStonehengeWith apocalyptic events in our not-to-distant future, I offer a good-natured challenge to those who believe Dec. 21st, 2012 is the end of the world ...

I suggest, in the interest of world travel, that since you believe in the demise of the world on December 21st, 2012, and that you will no longer be in need of money after that date, that you donate your savings to GoGirlfriend. We, who believe this is but a "Mayan New Year's" celebration, will take the gamble that we'll be around after the Dec. 21st, 2012 date, and spend your donated funds on travel. Deal ?

You donate and the world ends, I lose ~ You donate and the world continues, I win. Deal?

Whether you believe the theories about the end of the world on the winter solstice 2012 or think they're followers of a misguided prophesy, GoGirlfriend suggests taking advantage of the travel opportunities. You can ponder your position on our apocalypse travel challenge while waiting in the airport security line-up.

Celebrating the end of the Mayan Calendar

Pyramid of the SunPyramid of the SunBegin your "party til the end of time" travel planning early. After all, you only have a year left to celebrate the world...

Visit to Doomsday Village ...

Bugarach, FranceBugarach, FranceBugarach - A small hamlet in southwestern France is experiencing an influx of Doomsday believers. They're convinced that the local mountain Peak of Bugarach is the only place that will survive the apocalyptic events. Rumors abound that this peak contains other-wordly portals to survive the impending doom mixed with being the location that extraterrestrials will return to take refuge on the day of judgment. Great for tourism, but only if you love crowds of people actually excited about the end of the world as we know it.

Other non-apocalyptic solstice celebrations

While everyone else is foreseeing the end of the world, consider focusing your travel plans on celebrations focused on renewal and positive energy. As you travel this holiday season, see if one of these are available in an area you are escaping to ...

Bell Rock, ArizonaBell Rock, ArizonaWe have the use of this world for as little as about a year - which is not nearly enough time to enjoy it mind, body and soul. Whether you believe we're at the end or just the beginning, get out there and explore. And then let us know where your most spectacular experiences have been - we'd love to hear from you.

To recap the challenge I proffer to those believing the world will end in just over a year, I am asking that you donate your savings to GoGirlfriend so that we may, in the vain hope that you are wrong, bet everything donated to the cause of continuing our travels post-apocalypse.

Remember ... You donate and the world ends, you get the last laugh ~

You donate and the world continues, GoGirlfriend wins. Deal?

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