I Quit My Job!

I put in my notice at work; my last day is officially July 29th.  I’ve quit jobs before, but never without another one lined up, so this was a unique experience for me.  It’s simultaneously worrying and freeing thinking about the fact that a mere few weeks from now, I will be unemployed.  On one hand, […]

Preparing for a Round-The-World Trip

Wow, time has flown. My last post was over two months ago.  Things have been busy, so I haven’t been updating as much as I’d like.  That’s no excuse though; things are about to get a whole lot busier and I want to make a concerted effort to keep the blog updated as we go.  To […]


I wanted to write a post describing our Coachella weekend; after all, it’s one of the first opportunities I’ve had to write about something we did rather than something we will do.  However, when I actually sat down to write the post (which I’ve done 4-5 times now), something about it almost defies description.  Coachella was such […]

In The Meantime

The last couple months have been a mixture of feeling like the days are flying by and feeling like they’re dragging on.  There’s a lot to do before we can leave.  We need to schedule our second major flight, get an international driver’s permit, sell or donate 90% of our things, cancel our phone service, […]

The Year Has Arrived!

I’ve been planning this trip for almost five years.  That’s a long time to stay focused on one thing.  When you’re planning for something that far in the future, it can sometimes seem like it’ll never come.  Your life gets suspended in this in-between state where your future is known, but distant.  The date has […]

4 Things We’re Looking Forward to in Colombia

Colombia will be our first stop, so whenever I get the itch to do some research, it tends to be at the forefront of my mind.  As a result, I probably have a better idea of what I’ll want to do there than most of the other stops we’ll be making.  Here’s a few of […]

It’s All About the Money

Reading about why someone might want to do a trip like ours is all well and good, but equally important is getting down to brass tacks and figuring out the financial side of things.  While there are those who set off into the world without a penny to their name and make their way just fine, that […]

The “Why” of It All

I suppose I should speak to motivation. What can make a person turn away from a well-paying job, leave an interesting city, and set off without a semblance of stability or security?  To give up what so many strive for?  Some assume I must be running from something.  That there must be a repellent of some […]

You’re Doing What?

The Trip. In my head, it’s always had a capital “T”.  The details have changed over the years, but the underlying plan has remained more or less the same.  It’s been a driving force behind major life decisions, an occasional source of frustration, and above all, a light at the end of the tunnel.  It’s been […]

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