Itinerary: January 10 – Flight from Madison to Tokyo, via Minneapolis January 11 – Arrive in Tokyo and checked into our hotel – Tokyo Marriott January 12 – Tsujiki Market tour, cooking class, and Senso-ji Temple January 13 – Day trip to Mount Fuji and Aokigahara Forest January 14 – Walking tours around Tokyo (Harajuku, … Continue reading Japan Makes Miso Happy
Baby and momma elephant at the Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand What would you say are the top excuses people make to not travel, and how are you able to overcome them? A friend posed this question to me on Facebook on a link I shared to this Forbes article about how one couple … Continue reading Why Not Travel?
Mid-April. Tax season. Spring is starting to show itself in the sun and the sound of birds. I’ve been back at work for 2 months, back in Madison for 4. Already 4 months…that’s over a third of the time we spent traveling last year. This time last year, we were just a few days from … Continue reading The Burden of Mild Content – Returning from the RTW Adventure
On January 17, 2014, just over one year ago, I had my last day at my previous job. Since then, I’ve: - Stepped foot on all 7 continents - Visited the French city I studied abroad in during college and the apartment I lived in there (7 years ago) - Obtained my open water PADI … Continue reading One year later…
Many have asked me and Tim before and during our travels, “How can you afford to take a trip around the world, and what does your budget look like?” Tim and I each saved for a little over 2 years for this trip, with the goal being to have $35,000 per person in reserve for … Continue reading Budgeting for an Around-the-World Trip
One of our first challenges in planning our trip was getting the gear and clothing we would need for a full year of travel, while keeping budget in mind. We went to REI for our most of our purchases, and we bought a lot of the same items for us to each have one. Sarah’s … Continue reading A year in a 65 liter pack