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?
It’s been a little over a year since Tim and I spent a week volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand, but it’s a week we still think about often. Over the past year we’ve been thrilled to see several of our friends also visit the ENP, and whenever we’ve heard that friends … Continue reading What Elephants Taught Me About 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
Many of my friends have asked me how I plan itineraries for trips I take, and have wanted my recommendations about the best travel guides and websites out there. For deciding where to go: Talk to your friends! People you like have probably traveled to places you’d like. Start there Lonely Planet’s “The World” Guide- … Continue reading My Favorite Travel Resources
When traveling internationally, it is important to know how you are going to access your money. We each use the Marriott Rewards credit card for most of our purchases. It has an international chip in the card, which is necessary for most credit card machines outside of the United States, and charges no foreign transaction … Continue reading Money Logistics- Our Recommendations for Credit and Debit Cards
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
In addition to this blog, we also share our opinions of the things we’ve done while traveling via Trip Advisor. You can find our opinions on nearly everything we’ve done on my profile!Member Profile - TripAdvisor
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