Today we went to REI, a.k.a.the Restoration Hardware of adventure travel stores, to stock up on gear. Absurdly expensive, but we did manage to find some bargains. Bonus Points awarded for not spending all of the money in our bank accounts, so that’s a win. Observations and questions: […]
I was lucky enough to visit Austin, TX last week to see my work family. We only meet as a group twice a year, and last year I missed one of those opportunities due to my back injury…so it’s been almost a year since I have seen some […]
As we refined our itineraries, I did a lot of research on various travel sites and search engines to get some ideas about countries I was less familiar with than Europe. I would broadly search for three weeks in Thailand? or 1 month in Peru?. Most of the […]
Vaccination day is here – or, as I now think of it, Free Folder Full of Nightmares day! The Vanderbilt Travel clinic did a tip-top job of plunging me into the depths of anxiety hell and vaccinated me for all sorts of terrifying diseases that we may encounter […]
It’s done. We booked our plane tickets for the Europe leg. It’s official. We are going somewhere in a plane. Rock.
I realize it might be considered bad form to complain about how hard it is to plan this kind of trip and how stressful it can be when you don’t know what you’re doing…but now matter how lucky one person’s circumstances might appear to others, humans are great […]
“How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss. I have a really messed up relationship with time. It’s okay, the first step is to admit you have a problem. I’m pretty sure this problem is a result of my job as a project manager. My […]
Here’s what’s going on… We are taking 1 year to travel around several bits of the world. We will be leaving our jobs and most of our possessions behind and really earning those NorthFace fleeces. At it’s most base function, this blog is to assure my darling parents […]