If you are reading this, then you are either: Trying to find an easy answer to a difficult and complex question, OR You are as sarcastic and frustrated as we were while searching for health insurance Since we recently left a great health insurance plan with our employers, we have been searching hard for the […]
One country down, 16 to go! As we are trying to be cost-conscious while traveling, we budgeted out what we think we should spend in each place and are tracking our spending each day. We’ll share these budgets on the blog with you so you can get an idea of what it costs to stay […]
In 24 hours we went from a comfortable suburb in Indiana, across the world to a foreign land. Is it everything we thought it would be? I am definitely out of my comfort zone. This was anticipated and is appreciated. But being outside your comfort zone is still…uncomfortable. As we start the trip, we have to […]
It took me almost a month to finally get my story on the blog. My last day was right before Christmas. Today, I quit the job that was the culmination of all my hard work through high school and college. I stressed, studied and worried about whether I would have a good enough job, make […]
We are leaving for Hong Kong at the end of January and making our way through the rest of Southeast Asia until July. Josh’s close friend lives in Singapore and we are excited to stay with him for a few weeks and then visit other destinations throughout Bali, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
We have already mentioned these four videos as a big motivation and inspiration for traveling, but here is one more that makes us just want to GO.
I like technology.
As much as I want to travel light and be unplugged, I know that I can’t resist technology. I love computers and gadgets and gear. Below are just a few of the gadgets that I will be bringing on the trip:
Our first travel outside of the US involved flying to Brussels, finding a place to stash our luggage, then taking a bus to another airport in Brussels and flying Ryanair down to Rome. We hadn’t evolved into carry-on only travelers at that time, so we both had checked bags for our study abroad that we left in a locker in the Brussels train station.
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.
Did you know there are 168 hours in a week? This post at Accidental Creative outlines how when you say you don’t have time to do something, you may just not understand how you are spending your time. Everyone has the same amount of time in every week, we just choose to spend it differently. […]