I will be on a plane headed for a destination unknown. Give or take a couple months.
I have been wanting to travel for as long has I can remember and a long term, around the world trip, has always been at the top of my list. But after a few years of working, this goal was slightly forgotten, trapped beneath a mountain of debt and a career that was all consuming. Around May 2008, after a trip to Australia, I rededicated my life goals to saving up enough money to travel around the world for around 1-2 years nonstop. I commited myself to making this goal really happen. I did it by telling everyone I knew so that I couldn’t go back on it, psyching myself up. To tell you the truth, this trip has already change my life in so many ways. I paid off ALL my credit card debits. It took a long time, about 1.5 years, but with a lot of sacrifice and working extra hours. As of August 2009, it was done. One of my greatest achievements. Then I started saving. I’m still in the process of financing my trip but I WILL be happening in 2010.
In this blog, I plan to detail all my pre-trip planning, costs, and itinerary and then continue to post what happens along my trip.
I am completely thrilled but starting to get nervous. I may be heading out on my own. You know how hard it is to get people to pick a day to meet up? Well, try getting them to agree to 365+ days, in different countries, and funding it. Yeah, it’s hard to get others to commit to a trip of this type. I’m looking forward to meeting up with friends from back home along the way.
You’re going to wish you were here.