We have been lucky enough to have help from a number of random people along the way while traveling. There are those who have helped us with understanding languages or cultural differences or have helped us overcome getting around on local transportation. For all of this we are very thankful, but one of our greatest memories is from our honeymoon—when we were trying to hide out from everyone—a wonderful couple was right next door whom we ended up forming a friendship with.
I hope to never have a great answer to answer this question. Although I make mistakes daily when it comes to traveling, I havent yet considered any of them BIG. Even being left in Spain with no train and having to chase a bus down didnt factor as a mistake, just part of the journey. Every mistake is a lesson and an experience to be absorb and revisited when another situation occurs.
You won’t hear any of these songs on the radio, but if you’ve traveled to any of these places, you’ve probably heard these songs before.
Why change if you have a good thing going? If it works…why fix it?
We have big things happening in the next 365 days and our goals seem to be broad and overwhelming. It is easy for us to say we want to change our worldview in the next year, but what specifically does it mean? What do we want it to change to? I like my goals to be defined and attainable, but outlining goals for my first round the world experience is hard since I have no idea what to expect.
Don’t cry over spilled wine After a wonderful weekend in Colorado Springs we had to switch hotels that last night. After quickly packing our car up and arriving at the new hotel around 10 PM we grabbed Josh’s bag out of the trunk without realizing it wasn’t fully zipped. All of his clothes along with […]
How do you plan for an event where you have no idea what to expect? I have lists upon lists on my computer for each country… need to buy lists… destination lists… vaccinations… budget planners… need I say more? The logical part of me is glad I am embracing these new adventures with preparation and a plan, […]
Every day closer to our departure date my backpack begins to look smaller and smaller. I realize we have committed to our year adventure in a carry on and I don’t plan to change that, but while we are still at home surrounded by our stuff it seems near impossible to believe everything I need will fit in a […]
This past week, we attended the Meet, Plan, Go Chicago event. My upcoming RTW trip and crazy idea of leaving my Midwest bubble has been validated. I sat in a room of 100 people, all with a passion for traveling and a few who had been through an extended trek around the world. We listened […]