We were featured on Vagabonding! It’s no secret that the book Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel was a huge inspiration for both of us. The book focuses on taking time out of your normal life and seeing the world on your own terms. It walks you through the finances, expectations […]
Archives for January 2012
A Wedding Ring For A World Traveler
As we prepared our packing list Josh and I got on the subject of my wedding ring and if I would be bringing it along with me. Since we aren’t trying to draw any extra attention to ourselves and won’t always be staying in the most luxurious of accommodations, we decided to leave my ring at […]
Hiking Sandals: Eye Sore or Foot Savior?
I did it. Something I swore I would never do. I purchased these… These shoes probably look fine to everyone reading this, since fellow travelers share your love of Chacos, Keen, Tevas and Merrells. To be honest I had the hardest time convincing myself that I would be wearing these shoes for an entire year. […]
All The Pre-Planning With No Plan
After deciding to embark on a long trip your mind starts building endless to-do lists. You begin organizing your current life to leave what you have spent the past 20+ years creating. Items such as your rent, bills, and piles of stuff start swirling in your mind and you think to yourself, “what am I […]
How to Tell Your Job You Are Leaving to Travel
How much time do you give when you are quitting your job to travel the world? How will your company take the news? Will they be supportive and hold your job for you? Or will they tell you to clean out your desk? After talking to other RTW travelers the average timeframe was about 6 […]
Reactions to Our Decision to Travel the World
If one of my close friends or family members told me about their own RTW trip I think this would be one of my first reactions so I understand it. Although I would want to be excited for them, selfishly I wouldn’t want someone I loved to leave me for an entire year.